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As to Our Responsibility 

=We refer you= 

To any Express Company, any Railroad Company, any Bank, any 
Commercial Institution, or if you want more positive proof write our 
Bank, whose letter we publish herewith. 


CAPITAL flcSURPLUS $750,000. 



we take pleasure in testifying to the responsibility' 
or the CHICAGO HOUSE WRECKING C0UPA1W who is a customer of this 
bank and who are. incorporated under Jthe laws of the State of Illinois, 
end have a fully pal* »P capital and surplus of_ $1,000,000 .; 

They are the leading establiahmentJof_their_lcind in the 
world, occupying large quarters, and employing a;srea^m^er,oX 


The Officers are personally knownTtolis , and7w.e. know 
them to be- first class business men who will carry out their agree* 
oents. ffe. commend them to the business public, feeling sure that 
any oontracts or dealings they may enter into, will be entirely 


Yours truly, 

Chicago House Wrecking Co. 

Capital Stock and Surplus 

35th and Iron Streets 

Chicago, Illinois 

PKK %s 

CHICAGO HOUSE WRECKING CO. Where did we get the name? 
That is what you would certainly ask if you came to Chicago and went through our 
plant. Acres and acres of Brand New Lumber piled mountain high. Acres, yes miles of 
floor space covered with the largest and finest display of Modern Brand New Furniture 
ever exhibited in one salesroom in Chicago. Our enormous warehouses stocked to 
the limit of their capacity with the most modern and complete line of up-to-date, Brand 
New Builders' Hardware, Brand New Steel and Rubberized Roofing of the most approved 
brands on the market. Our modern show rooms where our Brand New Heating Apparatus, 
Brand New Plumbing Material, etc., are exhibited. Our enormous Alachine Shops, 
Manufacturing Departments, etc., equipped with the most modem up-to-date tools in 
every line. We repeat, if you would come and take advantage of the opportunity to go 
through our plant, you would certainly be surprised to think that we do" business under 

Seventy-five per cent of our business is in Brand New Material and still 
we do business under this name, and we have no thought of changing it. It is rather an 
expensive name to us, but it is a good old name after all. We launched our business under 
it and we propose to stand by it at any cost. We pay out each year, enormous sums of 
money for advertising, and we estimate at least 10% of this amount is spent for no other 
purpose than to impress upon the public that the greater part of our material is brand 
new, and not second-hand as our name would suggest. 


The main purpose of our original organization, it is true, was to engage in the business 
of dismantling, and we have engineered more enormous deals in this line of industry than 
any other concern in the world. Every World's Fair of modern days has passed through our 
hands. Every mammoth wrecking undertaking of modern times, we have had something to 
do with it. However, we have now out grown this stage. 


We have recently, entirely diverted our energies. We have spent these last few years in 
organizing the most complete source of supply for brand new material of every description 
eveT brought together. We are now able to quote prices on brand new Lumber, brand new 
Furniture, brand new Heating Apparatus and brand new material in almost every line that 
are positively incomprehensible to anyone posted on values. We are no longer dealers in 
second-hand material exclusively, and furthermore, we are not a mushroom corporation, in 
business today and gone tomorrow. We are positively the largest concern of our kind on 
earth. Our credit and reputation for fair dealing is established throughout the country as 
sound as Gibralter. We are recognized everywhere as one of the largest distributors 
of brand new merchandise in the world, and we hold all records for low prices. 


The Very secret of our success, rests in our ability to quote such tremendously low 
prices. The greater part of our material is secured from Sheriffs' and Receivers' Sales, fol- 
lowing business disasters throughout the country. Our stock consists of goods well bought, 
and we give the public the benefit of it in the low prices that we are able to quote. 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago 


Every heating plant we sell under our Gurantee Bond is absolutely brand new 
and perfect at every point. All fittings are brand new, standard cast iron fittings, 
reinforced and beaded. The valves are solid brass, heavily nickel plated; Pipe 
brand new; Radiators and Boilers of the latest and most modern design; cast 
from soft iron, prepared in a special process cupola, which reduces the possibility 
of castings cracking to a minimum. 

The radiation is carefully estimated and scientifically proportioned throughout 
your' house and the plant carefully designed by our engineers and the entire plant 
is perfect, beyond criticism. 

Every statement is backed by our reputation and capital We are in business to stay 
and will carry out every contract to the letter, 


We emphasize these facts, so that you will know what to expect in the way 
of quality when you place an order for a heating plant. 

We want to dispel from your mind, right here, before going one step further, 
any false impressions that you may have in regard to the material, which we 
furnish you on your heating plant, not being strictly just as high grade in every 
way as any material which your home dealer or any other concern may undertake 
to furnish you, at probably an advance of 50 or 100% over our price. We 
represent our material just exactly as it is and we give you the absolute privilege 
to return it at our expense and we will refund your money, if, on its arrival, or 
after you get the plant installed, you do not find it strictly up to representation in 
every way, 


We might recite herewith an instance of a customer of ours in Indiana who 
placed an order with us for a complete heating plant for his building at a saving 
of anyhow, 50% from the price which his home dealer had made him. He put 
the proposition before his home dealer and told him of the very low price which 
he was in position to buy his material from us, and of course, as the usual custom, 
the dealer started to hammer on the superior quality of his material in compari- 
son to ours. He said, "When you get these radiators from the CHICAGO HOUSE 
WRECKING people, you will not be able to lay a board across the top of the 
radiator, it will be so far out plumb." This is a fair sample of the line of talk 
which these dealers use in trying to bias people's minds against our material. 

We will say, however, that this customer of ours, while somewhat disheart- 
ened at these statements, patiently waited until his material arrived, and then, 
after taking the radiators up and placing them in his rooms and getting them out 
on the floor where he could see what they looked like, he tried the experiment of 
placing a board on the top of the radiator, as suggested by his home dealer and 
he then invited his dealer in to see the board laying flat on the top of the radiator 
without 1/16 of an inch in variation from one end of the radiator to the other. 
Of course, he then had to admit that the radiators were certainly plumb, but he 
further started to worry our customer by saying, "Oh, the radiators are all right, 
but wait until you get the plant installed and see how it works, then you will see 
your mistake." This particular plant is installed today and it is as fine a heating 1 

plant as is in the entire country at the present time and this customer has saved 
a cool $150.00 by purchasing this plant of us. 


Heretofore, a good Steam or Hot Water Heating Plant was only within the 
reach of the fabulously rich and sometimes the cost of a good Hot Water Heat- 
ing Plant for a fair sized building would run up to as high as $2,000. Think of it. 
We know this to be a fact. We have received letters from parties who paid 100% 
•more for their plants than we could have furnished them and they could not 
possibly believe that we could furnish a complete hot water heating plant for a 
building at such a ridiculously low figure, until they came right here to our plant. 
After we carefully showed them the exact pattern of radiators, boiler, piping and 
the high-s'rade nickel-plated valves, etc., that we furnish on all our plants, it was 
only then ,ve could convince them. 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chica go _3 


We publish elsewhere in this catalog a facsimile of our ironclad guarantee 
bond. This bond amounts to nothing less than an absolute 365-day free trial 
proposition. In other words, any time within one year after date of sale of your 
plant, if you find that it is not up to representation in every way and entirely sat- 
isfactory, we give you the privilege to return it at our expense and we will refund 
-your money in full. 

We have such absolute confidence in the quality and merits of our plants that 
we do not hesitate to make this proposition and we leave it with you to be the 
fair judge in the case, as to whether the plant has come up to our claims or not. 


When placing an order for a heating plant with us and send us remittance, 
please advise us in regard to the following points, so as to save unnecessary delay 
and correspondence; so that the order can be promptly rushed through without 

Let us know if you want us to furnish you the tools on your plant for installing. 
These usually figure from $15 to $25. We make charge for these tools and after 
you are through using them, they can be returned to us, and we of course refund 
your money, in accordance with our proposition, which is explained later on in this 
book. If you want these tools added to your order, let us know when you send 
us remittance. 

Let us know what road you want the plant shipped over; also if the order 
is being sent C. O. D., let us know which bank you wish us to draw on. Also, let 
us know if you want the order rushed through at once; or if you want it held for a 
while. If you want to, look over the plans and approve of them before the order 
is sent through. If you want to leave the matter of design of your plant entirely 
with us, this will avoid delay and corresponding back and forth, sending the plans 
for approval; but if you want to look the plan over before we send the order 
through, please advise us in your letter, and we will be glad to submit them to you. 

If these points are not fully covered in the first letter, you can fully realize 
the amount of time that will be saved in correspondence, etc., and it will save 
considerable delay on the order. 


Our terms are strictly net spot cash, F. O. B. cars Chicago, Do not take 
offence if we ask you to send us cash in advance. If you do not want to send us 
the full amount with your order, send us at least 25% on account; the balance to 
be paid C. O. D. We are absolutely responsible for your money and it will avoid 
an endless amount of investigation on our part; also much delay. Any money sent 
us in excess of your order will be promptly refunded. 

We buy our goods for cash, very often in advance, and we therefore see no 
reason why anyone should take offence at our request. We guarantee all our 
goods to be exactly as represented. If you receive any material that is not as 
represented, hold same subject to our order and notify us of this fact. Under no 
circumstances are we responsible for any damage beyond the price of the goods. 
No charge for repairs or expense required for defective goods- or occasioned by 
them will be allowed without our authority. 

If the goods received from us were represented as perfect and proved defective, 
the measure of damage will be the price of the defective article in question. 


Our best advice to you is, send us remittance in full with your order. You 
are taking absolutely no chance whatever and this will avoid all trouble and delay 
in securing possession of your material after it reaches you. The bills of lading 
will be mailed direct to you and you can get possession immediately; while, if we 
made shipment, draft attached to bill of lading, there is a possibility of delays 
occurring in our office or elsewhere, so that the bill of lading may be delayed a 
day or two and the material held up on account of this. Furthermore, there is a 
slight charge made for collecting drafts, which you will have to pay, and there is 
absolutely nothing whatever gained by making shipment C. O. D. Send us cash 
in full with your order and you can rest assured that your order will have just 
exactly the same attention that it would have were we entering it charge account 
or C. O. D. for any amount and you will have no further annoyance after the 
shipment arrives and going to the bank to take up drafts, etc., and we assure you 
it will be more satisfactory all around. 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 




HEATING STOVE — A crude device once used for heating dwellings 
now practically extinct in all civilized countries. A few are still 
to be found in improvised mining camps and in Museum exhibits. 


What would you think of a man who would deliberately 
resort to the antiquated method of making a fire and sit down 
for two long hours rubbing two pieces of wood together as our 
ancestors had to do in days of old, in order to create a blaze, 
when he could just as easily have accomplished his cherished 
object by the mere striking of a match. 

Buying a stove just as bad. 

Carrying out the ashes. 


Is he any worse than a man 
who will deliberately go out and 
pay a whole lot of money for a new heating stove when he 
could just as easily put a little more to it and put it in a modern 
and up-to-date heating plant in his home; a system whose com- 
forting sinews would penetrate every room in his entire house, 
and maintain an exact temperature, even in the most remote 
corners of the building. 


Then to think of the endless an- 
noyances, carrying out ashes over 
your brand new rugs and carpets, 
the dust smoke, gas and carrying up 
the coal, etc. It is impossible to keep 
your house clean and tidy under 
these conditions. 

Carrying up the coal. 


It is possible to maintain a healthful atmosphere? Why 
not remove all this to the basement where it belongs? The, 
heat is all you want up-stairs. The coal, ashes, dust, etc., should 
be in the basement and no place else. 

Put in a modern heating plant. Sit clown at once and draw 
up a small sketch of your building. If you haven't any of our 
information blanks, we will be very glad to mail them to you 
on request. These blanks give you complete information as to 
what we require, and on receipt of these sketches properly filled 
out, we will make you a price that will surprise you. There is 
positively no excuse for anyone in these modern days, laying 
out a whole lot of money for a heating stove. When at such a 
slight additional cost they could have a modern heating system 
pf this kind. 

SZT^Ke dust and gas. 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 


You know what you can expect from a heating stove?. Roasting to death in one room and freezing m 
another. You can't possibly lieat more than one room right, and if you heat one room right, the others 
will all be too cold. Compare these conditions with the 


Every Room in Your House Heated to the Exact Degree of Temperature You Want. 
All Fire in One Place. No Smoke, No Dirt, No Dust, No Ashes. 

Not the slightest variation in temperature between one room and another in your entire home. The 
fire regulated to the point where it gives the utmost efficiency with a minimum amount of fuel. \ou can Durn 
soft coal if you want to — Your coal bills cut inhalf and greater comforts thrown in. 

In addition to tliis, your basement will be as warm as any other part of your house, and a com- 
fortable temperature can verv easilv be maintained in the most severe weather that you will ever experience. 
The cold blizzards of winter will have no terror for you when you get a modern heating plant of this kind 
installed in your home, and there is no reason in the world why you should not have these comforts. It is Just 
as cheap to be with them as without them, as it does not take many years for one of these plants to lully 
pay for themselves in the saving which is made in fuel. 

harmless i 
a hot 

quire is jy^ggj^-^JJ^Jt you out completely, and you will not be depending on your home plumber or steam 
fitter for any part of the entire apparatus. 
Your rooms ' 

ti'on to the apparatus, Onlv* Those who are using these systems fully appreciate what a great comtori u 
are. Write us at once for an estimate— Don't delay a moment. You will be agreeably surprised at tna 
quotation we can make. 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago 



Some one of these people may be your next door neighbor. We have our 
plants established in every state in the union. Every one of these testimonials are 
honest, clean, unsolicited expressions from users of our systems, and we defy any- 
one to prove to the contrary: 


Chicago House Wrecking- Co., 
Chicago, 111. 
Dear Sirs: — The heating- plant you sent 
me is installed and is working fine. Every- 
thing is entirely satisfactory in every way. 
Wishing you entire success, I remain, 
Yours truly, 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., 
Chicago, 111. 

Gentlemen: — I am writing you in regard 
to the Steam Heating Plant I purchased of 
you last summer and installed myself. To 
say that we are more than pleased (after 
passing through the winter and proving its 
efficiency) is not putting it strong enough. 
Every room in the house has been open 
and we have had no trouble in keeping an 
even temperature in every room in the 
house night and day. No more stoves for 
me, after knowing what comfort is, and 
we have certainly had it during the past 
winter. The plant has given perfect sat- 
isfaction in every way. 

Please send me your General and Lum- 
ber Catalog. I am thinking of building 
new porches and would like to see your 

Very truly yours. 

(Signed) A. E. DEWHURST, 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., 

Chicago, 111. 
• Dear Sir: — I have my heating plant in- 
stalled and it works fine. Can heat my 
place red hot if I want to. 
Yours very truly, 

(Signed) L. A. NEFP. 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., 
Chicago, 111. 
Gentlemen: — The heating plant I got 
from you does fine work. I wrote you that 
I thought you should have cut the pipes, 
but then found it was no job after all. 
You loaned me the tools and I had no 
trouble in getting the pipes to fit. The 
plumbers here would not loan me any tools 
nor would they cut me a pipe, because 
I did not buy of them, but I got it in all 
right and it works fine. 

Yours very truly, 



Chicago House Wrecking Co., 
Chicago, 111. 
Gentlemen: — Replying to your letter of 
December 3, which has just reached me, 
will say that the Mercury Heat Circulator 
sent me on December 17 was received De- 
cember 23, and installed. 

The heating plant is working fine under 
very trying weather and I am very well 
pleased with it. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) H. G. SMITH. 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., 
Chicago, 111. 
Gentlemen: — I have heating plant in- 
stalled and it is a dandy, I tell you, 1 
think there will be others getting them 
around here before next winter. 
Yours very truly, 
(Signed) J. R. HAGMAN. 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., 
Chicago, 111. 
Gentlemen: — Will you please send me 
your complete Instruction Book? 

The Hot Water Heating Plant I bought 
of you this Fall is absolutely perfect be- 
yond question. 

Yours respectfully, 

(Signed) L. E. MOORE. 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., 
Chicago, 111. 

Dear Sirs: — Having just experienced the 
coldest days known in Chicago for 3 years, 
I am more than pleased to send you this 
unsolicited testimonial regarding the Hot 
Water Heating Plant purchased from you 
a few months ago. I installed this plant 
with practically no assistance and have' 
had no trouble whatever since starting it 

The Mercury Heat Circulator, I find to 
be a valuable accessory, enabling the 
water to leave the boiler with a tempera- 
ture of 235 degrees without boiling over. 
I would advise anyone who contemplates 
the purchase of a heating plant to care- 
fully consider your proposition and not be 
misguided by false statements of plumbers, 
etc., or hasty conclusions of well meaning, 
but ill-informed, friends. 
Yours truly, 
(Signed) L. E. ADLER, 


Jan. 27, 1909. 
Chicago House Wrecking Co., 
Chicago, 111. 

Dear Sirs: — The Hot Water System that 
you sold me is now installed and it is cer- 
tainly working fine. I appreciate the way 
you treated me very highly. 

I got 700 feet of radiation and boiler, 
and I used only 3 buckets of range coal in 
24 hours in the coldest weather we had. 
It furnishes 2 stories and basement — 12 
rooms — and without storm doors or win- 
dows. As yet I have had no trouble what- 
ever. A child could take care of it. I 
have had several neighbors here to look 
at it and they were all well pleased with 
it. They could not understand how it could 
heat the whole house with such a small 
amount of fuel. 

If you want any further reference, call 
me up, or you can send anyone to see' the 
plant. I put it in myself. 
Verv respectfully. 




The Names and Addresses of the above will be furnished on Application. 

CulCAG0 house Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 




Jan. 30, 1909. 
Chicago House Wrecking Co., 

Chicago, HI. „ . - 

Gentlemen:— I have installed one of 
your So 175 Perfection Hot Water Boil- 
er" together with your entire outfit for 
lame in my residence, and it has proved 
most satisfactory. ,. f 

I want to add to my system a coil for 
heating water for domestic use . Hau you 
any in stock; if so, what price? Kindi} 
nrivUp Yours truly, ___ 

(Signed) JASPER A. SMITH. 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., 
Chicago, 111. 
Gentlemen:— You will remember me buy- 
ing a Hot Water Heating Plant of you last 
Fall I wish to state that it has given 
perfect satisfaction and I am sure you will 
sell many more plants in this place. 
Yours very truly, 

(Signed) A, W. NILES. 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., 

Gentleme C n:— Hot Water Heating Plant 
purchased of you is installed and is woi Ic- 
ing fine. As near as I can figure, I savea 
about U00.00 by purchasing the plant of 
you instead of local plumbers. 

I want you to send me your book of in- 
structions, which I note will be sent tree 
of charge with each order. 

I know you will sell many more Plants 
here after the people see the working or 
my plant. 

Yours very truly. ^ tt 



Chicago House Wrecking Co., 
Cliico.R"o 111. 

Dear Sirs:— I received my Hot Water 
Heating Plant from you of seven radiators. 
It is really better than you claim it to be. 
I am using soft coal and it is no trouble 
to warm up the whole house. 

I am a carpenter and never set up one 
before. I had no trouble with it. 1 h e 
drawings by your engineers were ^0 p lam 
that I had no trouble whatever I am well 
pleased with the entire plant and man 
people come to see it. I am quite sun 
vou will receive many more orders f o rh, 
this place. It is the best heating plant 

^Thanldn^'you for past favors, I remaiq 
Yours very truly, 

(Signed) W. A. TOMANN. 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., 
Chicago, 111. 

Gentlemen:— I have the Hot Water Heat- 
ing plant all in and in good running order. 
It was a success from the start; not a leak 
in the whole system. The plumber who 
put it in was more than pleased with my 
outfit. It is as easy and simple to run as 
an ordinary coal stove. 

We are having 10 degrees below zero 
with high wind, and it heats the hall, 
chamber bed-room and bath-room bettei 
than I used to heat one room with my 
coal stove, and not burn half as much coal 
as I burned in the stove. It is as easy as 
turning over your hand to operate it. ine 
neat if so evenly distributed that it takes 
but a minute to run it up all over the 

One of my neighbors who looked over 
this plant was very much pleased with it 
and I think he will send you his order 
very soon. Yours truly, 

(Signed) E. C. KEL-SEY. 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., 

Chicago, 111. «. , , T 

Dear Sirs: — All of the stuff is here. I 
had it finished last Sunday; everything 
works fine. The boiler is in first-class con- 
dition and everybody that saw it thinks it 
the best boiler made, and that I got from 
them that know something about boilers. 
The plant works fine; no trouble _ what- 
ever — heats fine and not a leak in the 

I would like to give you a chance on a 
hot water heater in connection with a hot 
water boiler. What I want is one that I 
can connect up with the heating plant in 
winter and with the kitchen stove in sum- 
mer. Please let me know what it will cost. 

Thanking you for your prompt attention 
to me, I remain 

Yours truly, 

(Signed) FRANK ZINK. 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., 

Chicago, 111. . 

Gentlemen:— Please send me one of your 
complete Instruction Books on Hot Water 
Heating. I gave my book to a '"end of 
mine who is interested in house heating. 

My Hot Water Heating Plant I bought of 
vou is working fine. My building never 
Varies more than 2 degrees night or day. 
I am heating 10 rooms and two bath- 
rooms and hall on first and second floor. 
Have only burned 9 tons of range hard 
coal I handle my drafts with an auto- 
matic thermostat and in that way I ]ust 
burn what coal I need and no more to keep 
my house exactly at 70 degrees. 

Any time you want to send any cus- 
tomers to look at my plant they will Ana 
the best hot water heating plant in the 
citv for the least money. 

Wishing you entire success, I remain 

( lig U ne S d) rU G y -A . WALLACE. 


April 5, 1909. 
Chicago House Wrecking Co., 

Oil 1 CH £TO 111 

Gentlemen:— The Hot Water Heating 
Plant I bought of vou last Fall with your 
No 67 Perfection Heater I installed my- 
self and it has given fine results I am 
well pleased with the same, and the name 
"Perfection" which you give these boilers 
is certainly not misapplied, for it is per 

^fenclosr^ou 8 - herewith another small 
order which I trust you will ship as soon 
as possible. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) A. MELLEN. 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., 

Chicago, 111. . 

Dear Sir:— Please send me one of your 
catalogs. I have one of your Hot Water 
Heating Plants installed in my house since 
1906 and it gives fine satisfaction I am 
more than pleased with it all the way 

(Signed) JOS. ZARA. 

The Names and Addresses of the above will be furnished on Application. 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 

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— MAHerjicTriiil or— 


Mr." F. J. Smyth, 

Carutheraville, Mo, 

Dear Sir:-, 

Your favor of tho 22nd wo* received while I was away 
from home, hence this delay in answering same. In reply I beg to 
jay that I bought a Hot Water Plant from the Chicago House Wrecking 
Co. last Pall, and I installed it mypelf. The plant consisted of 
©no Ho* 176 Hot Water Boiler oapaclty ef 900 feet, 8 radiators, flow 
mains, connections etc. and cost complete ready to set up $284,00 
P.O.D. cars Chicago. 

My house is a nine room house.with high ceiling, I sent 
the Company the plan3 and they arranged the plant to suit. I had 
never had any experience in plumbing to amount to anything, yet I 
installed the plant without any trouble, and it ha* never given -me 
a particle of trouble. I burn the ordinary soft coal, and we have n» 
trouble in hoating the whole house like Summer day and night. I 
attend to tho furnace morning, noon iind night, and my Wife never ha* 
to look at it, as the dampers are worked from a chain up stairs. It 
is rarely below 70 degrees when we get up in tho morning, and I 
won't use much over Thirty Dollars worth of fuel this winter, and I 
have not tried to save fuel either. We have a good many hot water 
plants in town, but mine is the only one that has given complete 
satisfaction in all kinds of weather, in fact it has been tho talk 
of the town. The great trouble with our local plumbers is that they 
put in the plants too small, and in severe weather, they cannot get 
it warm enough. „The cheapest I could get any one around here to 
figure on my job was $600.00, and I don't think I would have receive* 
near as good a job as I got. Any way I would not want any better one, 

My best advice to any one about to put in a Hot Water 
plant would bo to put in a good one with plenty capacity, a poor one 
is worse than nothing for. there is no way to stretch it after you get 
it in, a good one is a thing of beauty and a joy forever . 

The Chicago House Wrecking Co, furnished the heating 
apparatus for heating our factory, -and all the dealings we .have had. 
with them have been very satisfactory. If I can be of any further 
help to you in any way I would be very "glad to do so, 

Yeura very truly, 

Dial. J.M.B. 



Julian C. Ryer, 



Arthur W. May. 

Telephone, Harrison 1853. 
March 13, 1908. 

231 La Salle Street, Chicago. 

jhicago House Wrecking Company, 
Chicago, 111. 

Gentlemen:— The hot watei plant that I purchased from you last fall and had installed in my house 
in Oak Tark, replacing a hot air furnace Which failed absolutely to heat house, has given entire satisfaction. 

During the extreme cold weather of last winter, I had no trouble in keeping the temperature of my 
house at between 65 and 75 degrees throughout without pushing the boiler to its limit. 

I take pride in showing my plant to those who have so f* come out to inspect it, and cheerfully 
recommend the plant to anyone desiring a first class heating plant. 

Respectfully yours, 
Die. A . W. M. Arthur W. May. 

Send Us Your Lumber Bill for Our Estimate. We Will Save You 50 Per Cent. 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., 35th and Iron Sts , Chicago. 


We give herewith expressions of opinion from a number of our customers who have 
purchased heating plants from us, and have either set them up themselves or under then- 
own supervision from the plans and instructions which we furnished. Most of these men 
had absolutely no knowledge of pipe or pipe work, and yet their plants work perfectly. 
Failure is impossible. Read what they say. You are at liberty to write to any of these 
people for further information. We only request that, as a matter of courtesy, you en- 
close with your letter an addressed stamped envelope for their reply. 

This Customer is More Than Pleased. 
Tno S. Cameron, Supt. of Igleheart Bros. Flour Mill, Evansville, Ind. f who has one 
of our No. 68 water boilers and eleven radiators, a total of 540 feet of radiation, writes that 
kis heating plant is giving entire satisfaction. That the boiler is very easily handled, tnat 
his boy ten years old runs the plant all the time. He states circulation in the plant is per- 
fect and that there is plenty of heat in every room. 

This Customer Says He Has the Best Heating Plant in His Town. 
Sanford Jackman, Montpelier, Ohio, who has water plant with one of our No. 67 
boilers and about 450 feet of radiation, writes that his heating plant is the finest m town. 
Several of his neighbors who have plants installed by local dealers are complaining of not 
getting enough heat, but he is not bothered that way. His plant is giving him entire sat- 

Mr. Frew Bought His Plumbing and Heating Material From Us, and Installed it Himself. 
' Tas Frew 2421 Depot St., Fort Madison, Iowa, who has one of our No. 66 steam 
boilers, radiators, etc., writes that the heating plant, as well as plumbing fixtures, which 
he purchased from us are giving entire satisfaction. 

This One From Illinois. 
THE MARION ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY of Marion, 111., state that their heat- 
ing plant, consisting of one of our No. 65 water boilers and about 250 feet of radiation is 
giving perfect satisfaction. Signed, W. E. Fish, Supt. 

Skeptical Neighbors Tried to Discourage This Customer From Ordering Away From His 
r Home Dealers. 

J. M. Barker, Secretary of the Brunswick Tobacco Co., Brunswick, Mo., who has 
a No. 176 water boiler and about 600 sq. ft. of radiation, writes us as follows: 

"I finished installing the plant the first of December and fired it up immediately, 
and from that time to this it has never given a minute trouble. I am burning a cheap 
grade of soft coal, and during the recent cold spell with it 6 degrees below zero, have not 
had to fire it but morning, noon and night, three times a day, and do not have the damper 
open more than an hour altogether during the day, so you see I do not have to crowd 
it much, in fact I firmly believe that it would heat a house twice the size of mme. The 
heat does not go down over four or five degrees during the night, and it is often 70 m the 
house when we get up in the morning during this zero weather, which I think is pretty 
good on soft coal. This is the only plant put in, in this section that has ever given com- 
plete satisfaction. I would be afraid to say how many people have been to see it, and if 
I had the time to put them in, I could sell a half dozen plants or more this coming sum- 
mer As it is, I will be in the market for two plants like mine, and will begin to figure 
on them in April. I do n ot think I will burn over $25.00 worth of fuel this winter, a nd 

10 Chicago House Wrecking Co., 35th and Iron Sts,. Chicago. 


one of my neighbors who has a hot water plant installed by a local dealer, has burned 
nearly $100.00 worth of the Semi-Anthracite already, and has never been warm a day. 
My plant is the talk of the town. I could not want a better one." Signed J. M. Barker. 

This Steam Plant is Perfectly Satisfactory. 
Jno. Schultz, President of Schultz, Baujan & Co., of Beardstown, 111., who has one 
of our No. 86 Perfection Cast Iron Sectional Steam Boilers, and about 450 feet of steam 
radiation, writes under date of Feb. 10th, that the plant is giving entire satisfaction, and 
he is very highly pleased with same. 

Here's One From Nebraska. 
Prof. Herbert Brownell, of the Department of Physical Sciences, of the Nebraska 
State Normal School, Peru, Nebr., who has one of our No. 177 steam boilers and about 
450 feet of steam radiation, writes that his heating plant is giving entire satisfaction, and 
that a number of his associates in the school are proposing to install our steam plants this 
coming summer. 

This Customer Has Bought His Second Plant. 
G. Powell, Cherokee, Iowa, has installed two of our heating plants, one a No. 67 
water boiler, and the other a Keystone boiler, and says that both plants are giving perfect 
satisfaction in every way. He does not think there are any other heating plants in his 
City any more satisfactory or anything near as economical in the use of fuel as the two he 
purchased from us and installed. 

Mt. Bruce is a Lawyer and Was Rather Skeptical, But We Gave Him a Binding Guarantee. 
He Has Reported This Spring That He Used Only About $36.00 
Worth of Fuel For Last Winter. 

Mr, Milo M. Bruce, of Bruce & Bruce, Attorneys, Hammond, Ind., has one of our 
No 67 boilers and eleven radiators, and states he has no trouble whatever to keep his 
house at 74 degrees without any crowding, as he usually keeps the back damper closed 
except a little while in the morning. Mr. Bruce says that he has the smallest boiler in 
his neighborhood, but it is a wonder. One of his neighbors has a boiler more than twice 
the size of his, with just the same amount of radiation, and is burning more than twice as 
much coal as Mr. Bruce, and his neighbor is unable to heat his house, and has actually had 
to start up his base burner to keep warm in the cold weather. His neighbor's hot water 
plant was installed by one of the local dealers. Mr. Bruce says his boiler is very easily 
cared for. That on several occasions when he was compelled to be away from home for 
days at a time, his wife has taken care of the plant without any trouble. Mr. Bruce in- 
stalled his plant himself at an expense of $22.50 for a helper and three days of his own tints. 

Here's Another From Illinois. It is a Hot Water Plant With About 300 sq. ft. of Radiation, 
H. O. Adams, Effingham, 111., writes us he has used his heating plant for two winters, 
and is we. . pleased with it. 

Capt. John McWeeny, Commanding Officer at the Hyde Park Police Station, Chicago 
had a hot water heating plant installed some years ago, and the boiler never gave him 
satisfaction. So In the Fall of 1905, he took out the old boiler and installed one of our 
No. 67 Cast Iron Sectional Boilers. He says this boiler only burns one quarter as much" 
fuel as he formerly used, and now he is able to keep his house thoroughly warm all the 
time, where formerly they frequently were unable to heat the house, no matter how much 
fuel they burned- 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 11 


Here's a Hot Water Plant With About 300 sq. ft. of Radiation. 
Paul W. Wing, Sandwich, 111., has one of our hot water heating plants, and writ 33 
us that he is very much pleased with it. He says he can get up boiling water in his 
plant in a very short time. 

Here's. Another Chicago Plant. It Makes Perpetual Summer. 
Jas. Clark, 161 N. Avers Ave., Chicago, 111., has one of our hot water heating plants 
in his cottage, 300 feet of radiation. He says it is all he could desire, very economical in 
the use of fuel and he can keep his house at a summer temperature in the coldest weather. 

Here's One From a Minister. The Chmch Saved Considerable Money by Purchasing 

the Heating Plant From Us. 

Rev. L. L. Smith, Pastor of St. Paul's Church, Strasburg, Va., who has one of our 
No. 68 Steam Boilers and about 270 feet of radiation in the Parsonage, writes that the 
plant is giving him excellent satisfaction, both in the comfortable heating of the parson- 
age, as well as low cost of fuel. 

This Iowa Attorney is Well Satisfied and He Saved Money by Buying From Us. 

R. G. Howafd, of Howard & Howard, Attorneys at Law, Jefferson, la., bought a 
heating plant from us in the Fall of 1904, and wrote to one of our other customers who 
inquired of him about the plant as follows: 

"In reference to your favor inquiring about the heating plant purchased by me about 
a year ago from the Chicago House Wrecking Co., Chicago, 111., will say that I purchased 
the boiler, together with radiation and all other necessary material from the above firm, 
and my hot water plant was installed under my direction without the aid of a steam fitter, 
according to the drawings furnished by the Company. I used it during the winter of 
1904-5, which, as you will remember, was one of the most severe winters in years, the 
thermometer at this place, registering at one time about 35 degrees below. Notwithstand- 
ing the fact that the severe weather continued for an unusual period of time, I was able 
to heat my house to 72 degrees or better at all times and under all conditions. I have 
yet to find a heating plant which can be more satisfactorily or economically managed than 
this one." 

Mr. Dick Says He Would Like the Opportunity to Individually Recommend Us to Every 

One Needing a Heating Plant. 

H. Dick, Wholesale Milk Dealer, 382 West 14th St., Chicago, 111., has one of our hot 
water heating plants consisting of a No. 67 boiler and about 400 feet of radiation, installed 
In accordance with our plans, and says the plant works perfectly, and is all he could desiro 
in every way. 

Here's a 60 Room Hotel in West Virginia. The Steam Heating Plant is Thoroughly Satis- 

We sold a steam heating plant for the Yew Pine Inn at Rich wood, W. Va., Chas. 
D. Johnston, Proprietor of this Hotel. It is a fairly large plant, something over two- 
thousand feet of radiation, in about sixty radiators. We made up the working drawings 
from Mr. Johnston's building plans, and he installed the plant himself. He writes us as 
follows : 

"The heating plant which I bought from you was just as you recommended, and is 
giving perfect satisfaction. Should I ever build again, will call on you. 

Yours respectfully, 

(Signed) Chas. D. Johnston.'! 

12 Chicago House Wrecking Co., 3oth and iron Sts., Chicago. 


Here's a Plant in the Mountains of W. Virginia. 

Ben K. Curtis, President of Manacea Water Company, New York City, bought one of 
our hot water heating plants with No. 67 boiler and about 400 ft. of radiation for his horn- 
at Independence, West Va. He writes us as follows: 

"The Hot water heating plant purchased from you last fall for my dwelling at In- 
dependence, W. Va.,has done splendidly notwithstanding the house exposed and rather 
openly built. We are delighted with our Heating Plant." 

Here's a Hot Water Plant Using Coke for Fuel. 
Mr. F. J. Ingram, Valparaiso, Ind., has a ten room house heated with one of our hot 
water heating plants. He uses coke for fuel, and says he has had no trouble whatever 
to keep warm at an average expense of S9.00 a month. He has nearly 500 feet of radia- 
tion in his house. 

Steam Heating Plant for Roanoke College. They Saved Several Hundred Dollars by Buying 

From Us. 
We sold a steam heating plant to the Roanoke College in Danville, Va. There are 
about seventy radiators in the job. The building on account of change in floor level is a 
difficult one to heat, and is about 150 feet long, three stories high. The following letter 
is self-explanatory: 

"The heating plant you planned and furnished for our building and which is installed 
^as proven to be more than satisfactory. It is better than we had expected. 

The asbestos came O. K., which completes all we have ordered from your house. I 
thank you for your prompt attention to this matter, and also the satisfactory way in which 
you made good all material that was damaged on the way to'this place. We are able to 
heat the building to a much higher temperature than is required. One pound pressure 
usually heats the building very comfortably. Our boiler is one of the very best 1 have 
,en for the purpose. We saved several hundred dollars in getting the plant from vour 

Yours respectfully, 

R. E. Hatton, 
% President," 

Here's a Hot Water Plant in Missouri Burning Natural Gas. 
Mr. S. R. Norton, Carthage, Mo., has one of our hot water heating plants in his eight 
.jom house, radiators in every room. They use natural gas for fuel. He says they have 
ao trouble to lceep the house as warm as they want it. 

This Colorado Heating Plant is Giving Perfect Satisfaction. 
E. S. Allen, Loveland, Colo., has one of our hot water heating plants in his twelve 
room house, radiators in every room. He says they have no trouble to keep the house 
warm, and he is very well satisfied with his plant. The house is on a farm and exposed 
on all sides. 

This Hot Water Plant is Installed in Chicago. 
Mr. T. R. Statham, 1555 West Huron St., Chicago, 111., has one of out hot water heat- 
tng plants with seven radiators in use for two winters, and says he keeps the house like 
summer all the time. His plant is very satisfactory. 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35tii and Iron Sts., Ciiicauo. 



Milo M. Bruce, 
First Nail. Bank Bldg., 
Hammond, Ind. 

Otto J. Bruce, 

First Natl. Bank Bldg. 

Crown Point, Ind. 


Attorneys and Councellors, 
Hammond, Indiana. 

Chicago House Wrecking Company, 
35th and Iron Streets, Chicago. 

Gexltemex: — I desire to state that the Flue 
Brush for my boiler has arrived, and very much 
appreciate your considerations extended to me on 
this and various occasions. 

Your company has been more than fair with me 
in the several transactions between us, and trust 
that I may be able to show my appreciation in the 

It is seldom that one meets with the treatment 
accorded to me. I can hardly express my appre- 
ciation of the comfort which the No. 67 boiler gives 
to my wife and me. The more I see of heating 
plants and boilers the more strongly I'm convinced 
that it is without an equal in producing results. 
We always have our entire house comfortably 
heated, but of nights aim to let the temperature 
go down for sleeping purposes. 

This is the third year for my plant. My neighbor 
and I have bought a carload of the best graae of 
the Illinois Lincoln coal. We will each take about 
sixteen or seventeen tons, which will cost us less 
than S38 each, put in the basement. This will 
more than run me for the winter and keep my hot 
water heater going all summer and for heating pur- 
poses this time next fall. The only way to get 
the best results is to buy the best grade of coal. 

After the water is heated to the proper tempera- 
ture to heat the house, I put in plenty of coal, and 
to hold the heat in the boiler as much as possible, 
sometimes throw a shovel or two of moist ashes on 
top and very little heat will be wasted. And an- 
other method of using coal economically is to use 
one scoop full of egg coal {hard coal) when filling 
up the boiler with this soft coal, and this is the 
thing to do in the extreme cold weather if one wants 
to hold up the temperature during the night. Ibe 
first thing to get good results is a boiler with a deep, 
narrow fire-pot, to hold plenty of coal, especially 
soft coal, and, secondly, to feed it properly. Some 
have the idea that it is more economical to only 
put in a little coal and have a high flame, but 1 
have found that it is better to have a deep bed of 
coals and hold the heat as much as possible in the 
boiler. This is true for low pressure boilers, with- 
out doubt, for otherwise too much heat escapes 
through the chimney, and then, too. it requires 
too much attention to keep it fed. 
Yours very truly, 

Milo M. Bruce. 

bj-A-x*. _-^;-.>.. Home, Erie Gc, 
Doxxydrook, N. D., 

Chicago House Wrecking Company, 
Chicago, 111. 

F" Gentlemen: — I have not kept any account of 
the amount of coal consumed by the heating plant. 
We have used out of the same bin for both heating 
and cooking. The system is very satisfactory in 
eveiv way. It is safe, convenient and economical, 
and 'has kept our house comfortably warm and at 
an even temperature all winter at a considerably 
smaller cost and with less trouble, and far more 
satisfactorily than a heating stove. This plant 
takes less coal per day than the. stove I used last 
winter and it heats three times as much space, at 
the same time heating evenly all over the house 
both dav and night, We have never had occasion 
to crowd the svstem to its full capacity. We 
could get twice as much heat out of it as we do, 
but we do not need it. 

Yours truly, 

E- T. Sherman. 

State Soldiers' Home, Erie Co., Ohio. 
Chicago House Wrecking Co., 
Chicago, 111. 
Gentlemen: — I am very much pleased with my 
hot water heating plant and No. 67 series, "Per- 
fection" boiler, received of you this fall. 
Very truly yours, 

Dr. Chas. A. Reeser. 


Manufacturer of Brick — Dealer in Coal, Wood and 
Mounds, III., 
Chicago House Wrecking Co., 
Chicago, 111. 
Dear Sirs: — I have my heating plant working 
fine. It is the very thing for saving in coal. It 
cannot be beat. 

Yours most respectfully. 

Rudy R. Black. 

Dry Goods and Groceries 

Iron Block 
Pewaukee, Wis., 
Chicago House Wrecking Company, 
Dear Sirs: — The hot water heating plant 
bought of vou has been doing duty in my dwelling 
since January 20, 1908. My house is a 10-room 
frame, 2-stories high. We heat every room in the 
house and the rooms have never been cold since 
we started the plant. 

The boiler appears to be up-to-date as a heater, 
and the radiators are smooth and easily bronzed. 
On the whole, it is a very good system. 
Respectfully yours, 

Alex. Caldwell. 

Chicago, III., 
Chicago House Wrecking Company, 

Gentlemen: — I thought it only proper to tell 
vou how pleased I have been with the hot water 
plant I purchased from you last fall. I would have 
written you sooner on this subject, but have been 
waiting until I could give the apparatus a fair trial 
and now find it to be perfectly well. 

Friends of mine have visited and examined th 
plant and are surprised to see it work so well. I 
have especiallv one who has a hot water plant in 
his home but is not satisfied with his boiler, and 
he wishes to know the cost of one like I have — 
No. 65. as he would like to purchase one. 

If you will kindly do this favor it will be appre- 
ciated by both him and me. 

Yours truly. 
11624 State Street. M. Rougerox. 


Chicago House Wrecking Company, 
35th and Iron Streets, 
Dear Sirs:— I have just received a letter from 
mv son, Rockwell Sayer, informing me that the 
hot water heating plant that I employed you to 
plan in his residence at 2813 North 44th Avenue, 
Chicago, was installed in every way complete, and 
is very satisfactory. The workmanship is excel- 
lent and could not be made better. It is a success 
in every respect, for all of which myself and family 
are delighted and well pleased. 

Please find my check for the sum of S180, the 
balance due vou as per contract, and to the whole 
amount I have paid you for the plant, please add 
my many thanks for the satisfactory manner you 
have finished the work. 

Very truly yours, 

D. Sayer. 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th a nd Iron Sts., Chic ago. 


Peru, Neb., April 19, 1906. 
Kind of building: Dwelling. 
What is it built of? A frame budding on base- 
Is it tight and warmly built? Yes. 
Is it protected by other houses? No; exposed 
to full sweep of north and west winds. 
How many rooms? Twelve. 
How manv rooms are heated? Eleven. 
What kind of heating plant? Steam. 
How many months of the winter have you used 

How many tons of coal have you burned in your 
heating? Eleven. ' ■ - 

Have you used hard or soft coal? Soft. 
Total expense of fuel: $38.60. ' 
Have you kept warm? Yes; all over the house. 
Pnor. Herbert Brownell, 

Lake View, Ia„ March 13, . 1908. 

Kind of building: Farm house. 

What is it built of? Frame building. 

Is it tight and warmly built? Yes. 

Is it protected hy other houses? No. 

How many rooms? Ten. 

How many rooms heated? Ten. 

What kind of heating plant? Steam. 

How many months of the winter have you used 
heat? Four" and one-half. 

How manv tons of coal have you burned in your 
heating? Ten. 

Have you used hard or soft coal? Soft. 

Total expense of fuel: S45. 

Have you kept warm? Yes. _ • 

Our heating plant has given entire satisfaction, 
and we would not have any other system pf heat- 
ing; our house has always been warm, and we do 
not have any dirt in the house, as we would )f we 
used the common heaters. And we have not had 
half the work to do that we would have had if we 
had used heating stoves. And then, there is no 
danger of fire, as it would be impossible for a house 
to catch fire with a steam heating plant if you 
have a good chimney without any defects. 

A. H. Frisbie. 

Beardstown, III., April 19, 1900. 

Kind of building: Frame 

What is it built of? Brick foundation and wood. 

Is it tight and warmly built? Yes. 

Is it protected by other houses? No. 

How many rooms? Ten. 

How many roomes are heated? Nine. 

What kind of heating plant? Steam. 

How manv months In the winter have you used 
heat? Six months. 

How manv tons of coal have you burned in your 
heating? About 25 tons. ..«,,» , 

Have vou used hard or soft coal? Soft, mine run. 

Total expense of fuel: S48. 

Have vou kept warm? Yes. 

The plant is very satisfactory. 

.jCHULTZ, Baujan & Co. 

Bellaire, Mich., March 13, 1908. 

Kind of building: All wood. 

Is it tight and warmly built? Yes. 

Is it protected by other houses? No, 

How many rooms? Eight. 

How manv rooms are heated? Six. 

What kind of heating plant? Steam. 

How many months of the winter have you used 
heat? About five. 

How many tons of coal have you burned m your 
heating? Ten. 

Have vou used hard or soft coal? Soft coal. 

Total expense of fuel: S35. 

Have you kept warm? Yes. 

In regard to the boiler, will say that it has been 
verv satisfactory to us, and if I was buying a dozen 
I would pick the No. 66 "Perfection," for it will 
heat any dwelling and heat it right. But, I think 
hard coal is the proper fuel, as we tried a little 
when we first started it up, and I believe it the 
cheapest fuel. 

H. M. Wilson. 

Sioux City, Ia„ March 10, 1908. 

Kind of building: Wooden frame, one and a 
half stories. 

What is it built of? Wood. 

Is it tight and warmly built? Yes. 

Is it protected by other houses? No; nearest 
building is thirty feet away. 

How many rooms? Seven. 

How many rooms are heated? Six. 

What kind of heating plant? Steam. 

How many months of the winter have you used 
heat? Five months. 

How many tons of coal have you burned m your 
heating? Six tons. „ , _„. . 

Have you used hard or soft coal? Soft, Illinois. 

Total expense of fuel: 544. 

Have you kept warm? Too warm. 

I started the heating plant October 20th, and 
it has not been out since. The plant is ideal in 
every respect; it is economical, and the boiler is 
the best in Sioux City. 

My boy, 12 years old, has tended the plant all 
winter and he keeps fire and steam all night. He 
uses a No. 2 shovel with the sides turned up. He 
shakes the fire in the morning, puts in four of these 
shovels of coal, two at noon and two when he 
returns from school in the evening, and at bed- 
time he puts in five more, and the steam is always 
at three pounds, day and night. 

The plant is ideal and perfect. I am a locomo- 
tive engineer and know what I am talking about. 
I taught, him how to fire the plant. 

You can refer anyone to me and I certainly will 
recommend your plant and boiler, the finest of 
anything in the market. 

I will send vou a list of names later. I may go 
into the steam heating and hot water business 
here, and if I do I will purchase from your company. 
Yours respectfully, 

F. L. Hammer. 

Waterloo, Ia., March 11, 1908. 

Kind of building: Frame. 

Is it tight and warmly built? Yes, 

Is it protected by other houses? It is not. 

How many rooms? Ten. 

How manv rooms are heated? Ten. 

What kind of heating plant? Steam. 

Haw many months of the winter have you usea 
heat? Two and one-half. 

How many tons of coal have you burned In your 
heating? Two tons soft and one ton of coke. 

Total expense of fuel: S20.50. 

Have you kept warm? Yes ..... 

I have been well pleased with the plant; it has 
given me no trouble at all. I had one man to help 
me to put in the plant and we had no trouble at all. 
J. E. Lamb, 

Green River, Wyo., March 11, 1908. 

Kind of building: Business house. 

What is it built of? Concrete blocks. 

Is it tight and warmly built? Yes 

Is it protected by other houses? On one side. 
It is a corner building. 

How many rooms? llurteen 

How manv rooms are heated? All. 

What kind of heating plant? Steam. 

How many months of the winter have you used 
heat? Two. 

How many tons of coal have you burned in your 
heating? Eight tons. 

Have vou used hard or soft coal? Soft. 

Total expense of fuel: S34. 

Have you kept warm? Yes. 

• J. E. Irvine & Co. 
Navarre, Ohio, May 2, 1907. 

Kind of building: Dwelling house. 

What is it built of? Brick 

Is it tight and warmly built? It is. 

Is it protected by other houses7 No. 

How many rooms? Ten rooms. 

What kind of heating plant? Steam. 

How many months of the winter have you usea 
heat? Seven months. 

How manv tons of coal have you burned in your 
heating? Six tons. .„ _ ., . 

Have you used hard or soft coal? Soft coal. 

Total expense of fuel: $15. 

Have you kept warm? Yes. Boughman. 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chi cago. 17 


You are going to install a Heating Plant of some kind. That is a foregone 
conclusion. It simply remains to make up your mind as to which system will best 
serve your purpose. There are three practical systems of heating in common use 
at the present time, HOT WATER, STEAM AND HOT AIR. It is, therefore, 
a matter of deciding on one of these three. 

We are pleased to give you in the following a brief unbiased statement of the 
advantages and disadvantages of these various systems and you gaii judge for your- 
self as to which system you think will be best adapted for your particular case: 

If you are looking for a heating plant for your residence and your residence 
is not unusually large, .by this we mean a building containing over 15 or 20 rooms, 
by all means put in a hot water heating plant. It is certainly the best system 
you could possibly install, and especially our Mercury Heat Circulator System, 
which is positively the top notch of perfection in a system for heating residences. 
There is a not a better system of heating known to engineering science at the 
present time than this Mercury System of heating and if there is a better system 
than this that could possibly be devised for heating an average size residence, it is 
yet to be discovered. 


When the plant gets up into very large proportions, such as is the case when 
a very large theatre, church or hotel building is to be heated, hot water is not as 
practical a system as steam. For large buildings of this kind, where the plant 
has to cover very large areas, steam is the most practical system to use, owing 
to the fact that radiation in far-off parts of the building can be much more readily 
reached, and under these conditions, a steam system is the most reliable 

The disadvantage about a steam plant is that it requires much more attention 
than a hot water plant, and it is for this reason that we strongly recommend a hot 
water plant in preference to steam plant for heating residences. A 14-year-old 
boy can, without any trouble whatever, fully attend to a hot water plant, while it 
takes some little experience and practice to properly run a steam plant. 

If the pressure in a steam plant goes down below a certain point, you will be 
burning coal in the boiler, and no practical results will be obtained in heating your 
rooms. The pressure has to be kept up to a certain point, and if the radiator is 
not filled with steam, you will not be getting any results, even though you are 
burning fuel in the boiler. You can get up heat quicker with a steam plant than 
you can with a hot water plant, but our mercury heat circulator system does away 
very considerably with the disadvantages in connection with hot water plants, and 
it reduces the volume of water required in the system, which means quicker results 
from firing, etc. A steam plant is more sensitive than hot water plant. It fluc- 
tuates more, and it is for this reason that it requires much more attention in order 
to keep the pressure to the proper point. Twice a day is often enough to look after 
your hot water plant, and our boilers being of special construction with a verv deep 
hre pot, they will hold fire for 12 hours at a time without any difficulty whatever. 

However, as we have already brought out in the above, steam, in spite of 
these disadvantages, is the best system to use when a large building is to be heated, 
for the simple reason that when a plant gets up into proportions, as is neces- 
sary to heat a large building of this kind, there is much greater volume of water 
in the boiler and a much larger boiler and the plant is much less sensitive. 

In other words, it is much easier to maintain a steady pressure without giving 
the boiler so much attention. Then again, on these large plants there is generally 
always a janitor or a fireman in constant attendance, while the plant is running, 
and under these circumstances, of course, the disadvantages of the plant requiring 
more attention are practically not to be considered and the great advantage which 
a steam plant possesses, that is giving quick results from firing, have more 
weight in this case than the actual attention required by a plant. It only takes 
about from 20 minutes to three-quarters of an hour, depending on the size of the 
plant, to have an entire building warmed up after the fire is first started with a 
steam plant, while in a very large hot water plant, it would probably take several 
hours to get the rooms heated up to the desired temperature. 

r x- In i 9 hurcn and Theater Buildings especially there are considerable periods 
of time during which there is no *heat required and if the Building were 
heated with a hot water plant, it would be necessary to constantly maintain a 
fire in the boiler during severe weather to prevent the system from freezing up, 
while with a steam p i ant) the water can be drained out of the entire system and 

there will be no danger of freezing, even though there is no fire in the boiler 

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When a steam plant gets clown into a small size plant such as is necessary to 
heat an average size residence, the disadvantages of a steam plant outweigh its 
advantages to a very considerable extent. As we have already stated, it is a very 
difficult matter to secure steady regulation and especially to keep your rooms up 
to the full temperature over night. This disadvantage is, of course, overcome to 
the greatest possible extent by the use of our Diaphragm Regulator, which is sent 
out with every steam plant, and with the aid of this regulator you can have your 
rooms in the morning at least three or four degrees of what they were the night 
before; but the point which we wish to emphasize is, that these very failings of 
the steam plant are the strongest points of advantage in a hot water plant. 

In other words, where a hot water plant shines out above all other is in the 
almost constant temperature which you can maintain in your rooms in all condi- 
tions of weather, and regardless of how sudden the temperature changes are out- 
side, and it is really wonderful to think of what little attention a hot water plant 
actually requires. 

To put it in another way, if j'ou install a steam plant in your residence, you 
would not be in the least dissatisfied with the amount of attention that the boiler 
requires, as it really would not require much more attention than your heating 
stove that you are now using, but if you put in a hot water heating plant, you 
would certainly be surprised at the very little attention that it requires to run it, 
and we very strongly recommend a hot water heating plant for your residence. 
A hot water plant is the most economical in coal, the heat is not so intense and 
it has many other advantages which really have to be experienced to be appreciated. 

Remember, we do not try to convey the impression that if you purchase a steam 
plant it will not give you absolute satisfaction in every way, but we do sa> r that if 
you put in a hot water plant, you will be much more agreeably surprised at the 
results than you will with a steam plant. A hot water plant costs the most money, 
but we strongly recommend it in spite of this increased cost, and furthermore, we 
will guarantee that this increased first cost will be entirely made up for in a very 
short time in the saving which will be made in your coal bills. 

As to the relative choice between these three systems of heating mentioned 
above, we would, of course, give a hot water first place, and a steam plant is certainly 
next to be preferred, and we would advise you a thousand times rather to put in 
a hot air furnace in your building than any heating stove manufactured at the 
present time. 


We have already brought to your attention the most important advantage of 
all of these systems, and that is the fact that the coal, ashes, dust, gas, etc., are 
all removed to the basement, and when these advantages are secured, this covers 
practically 75% of the actual advantages that arc to be had from these systems, 
and while a hot air furnace cannot compare with a hot water plant or a steam 
plant as far as efficiency or convenience is concerned, we can certainly fit you up 
with a complete hot air furnace equipment that we will guarantee to give you 
absolute satisfaction in every way. 


Our furnaces which we handle are the best furnaces on the market at any price, 
and we do not know one point in their entire construction that could possibly be 
improved upon. We refer you particularly to the detailed description of these fur- 
naces as given elsewhere in this catalog. 

The great attraction which a hot air furnace has is its low cost, and in this 
particular feature a hot air furnace has the advantage of all other systems. We 
can furnish you with a complete brand new equipment including all the registers, 
hot air pipes, furnace, etc., at a cost that will really surprise you. In fact, the expense 
will not amount to much more than the cost of an ordinary heating stove, and by 
putting the plant in yourself and following our very simple instructions or plans, or 
getting some handy mechanic to do the work for you, you will be able to complete 
the entire installation at a very small figure. 

It is only fair to say here also, that a hot air furnace really has one or two 
very striking advantages which are not to be found with the other systems, and 
that is, you can get up heat almost instantaneously after the fire is started, and 
also the heat can be just as rapidly checked if it is desired to do so. Where a hot air 
furnace really is most appreciated is in changeable climates and countries where the 
weather is not so severe. 

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As we have already stated, the above is an unbiased statement of the relative 
advantages and disadvantages of these various systems, and we leave the matter 
entirely with you as to which system you want to install. We will cheerfully make 
3 r ou a proposition on any one of these three systems of heating, and we will abso- 
lutely guarantee any system that we furnish you, to give you the results as s,et 
forth in our specification to the fullest extent, so that you are taking no chances 
whatever in the matter. 

We guarantee every plant we sell, and if you will let us know which system 
you wish to install .and favor us with the necessary information which we will need 
in regard to the building, we can make you a complete proposition on your plant 
and you can rest assured that the price will be right. 


Remember, you are under absolutely no obligations whatever to us for making you a 
figure on your heating plant. We are only too glad to figure up your complete plant and 
line up the entire proposition for you. 

Get our information blanks first. These will post you fully on just what information 
is most important for us to have and it will avoid the necessity of corresponding back and 
forth. If you will carefully read over these blanks and answer all the various questions, we 
will be able to get our figures to you by return mail. 

Remember, it is very important to answer all of these questions fully in detail, as it is 
very necessary for us to have all this information in order to make you an intelligent 
estimate. It is therefore important that none of these questions be slighted. 

Make your sketches as complete as-possible and then you can be sure of the radiation 
on your plant being figured right. It will avoid any possible chance of a misunderstand- 
ing in the matter. It is very important to explain in regard to the surroundings of your 
building. If your house is located on the open prairie with no houses around it, you will of 
course need much more radiation than you would if you were located in a city block. The 
size of the windows also have a very considerable bearing on the amount of radiation you will 
need and if these points are all fully covered, you can depend upon it that your plant will 
be figured exactly right in every way. 


When you have received our estimate and found same to be entirely satisfactory and 
you send us remittance with acceptance, it will avoid considerable delay and time cor- 
responding back and forth, if you will kindly advise us with reference to the following points. 

FIRST— State fully in your letter whether you want us to send you the tools with 
order or not. We do not send the tools with the order unless we are requested to do so. 
The tools for an average heating plant range in price from SI 5.00 to $29.00 and when you 
wish us to send the tools with your heating plant, we add on to the amount of the order 
exactly according to the catalog prices of such tools as we send, and itemize invoice for 
same and as soon as you are through using the tools you return them to us and we will re- 
fund your money charged you for them less the return freight charges. We will not send 
the tools with the order unless you explicitly request us to do so iii your letter. 

SECOND — Do you want us tosend you the plans for your approval. Unless requested 
not to do so, we always send the plans for approval. It means little delay on the order as 
the plans have to be approved of before the order is sent through and if you are in a very 
great rush and want to get your order shipped with all possible haste and would just as soon 
leave the matter of designing the plant entirely with us, you can state in your letter it will 
be satisfactory for us to ship the plant right out, and this will avoid any delay in submit- 
ting the plans for approval. 

THIRD — State what bank you wish us to draw on. 

FOURTH — State what road you want the plant shipped over. 

FIFTH— IMPORTANT. Be sure to advise us if your station is a prepaid station or not. 
If there is no agent at your station, it will be necessary for us to send all the goods freight 
prepaid and if you do not inform us in regard to this, we are liable to make shipment with- 
out prepaying the freight charges, which would mean considerable delay with shipment 
reaching destination. 


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HE basic principles on which an ordinary system of Hot Water heating works, is the 
physical law that when water becomes heated, it becomes lighter. 

Referring to (figure 64) which shows a very simple system of circulation, it will he seen 
that when the fire is started in the boiler, the water getting heated will become lighter and. 
of course, will strive to get io the highest point. The colder water coining in at the bottom 



FIQ. 64. 

of the boiler, forces the lighter water to the top The 
cold water going into the boiler becomes heated and 
the hot water going out of the boiler to theradiators 
becomes cold and of course returns to the boiler. 

This is a continuous process and this circulation 
keep? constantly going on as long as there is any fire 
in the boiler. 

This illustration represents the simpliest kind of 
Hot Water system. 

Of course, when- the number of radiators on the plant increases 
it is simply a matter of branching off with the proper size pipe td 
fit the radiator and carry a similar branch connecting all there turns 
and carry the return pipe into the bottom of the boiler. ^Figure 65) 
and 66 shows how this system 
can be enlarged by adding* more 
radiators and the way the pipe 
is arranged. 

It will be understood of 
course that a system of this kind 
can be enlarged to almost in- 
definite proportions by simply 
adding on radiators as shown. 
The boiler, of course, and the size 
pipe always has to % be enlarged B 

accordingly and this has to cor- 
respond with the amountof rad- 
iation on the system. 

It will be noticed that any of 
these raditors can be turned off 
without interference with the cir- 
culation of any of the others. 
This is the Standard two pipe 
system of Hot Water heating, 
and this is the system which we 
use exclusively. The only diffi- -— _ ■ 
culty that is experienced in connection 
with Hot Water systems, that is when 
installing the system, is to get the pipes 
pitched properly. The purpose of pitch- 
ing the pipes is to provide a slope, so 
that any air which forms in a system, 
will gradually find its way to the "radia- 

It will be noted by examining these 
diagrams that any air which would 
form, would flow along the pipe to the 
highest point, and work its way into 
the radiator, and it could be liberated 
by opening the air valve, as shown at 






The Right 

Note the direction in which 


pipes should be pitched. 


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to any home. 

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If this pipe were not pitched, or if it were pitched in the opposite direc- 
tion, as shown in Figure 67, the air would collect at point "A," and it would 
stop the circulation of the water. This general principle is the only point in 
the entire installation of a hot water heating system that really requires any 
special care. If this is fully understood and carefully provided for, the rest 
of the work is simply a matter of cutting and threading the pipe and screwing 
it together, using the proper size pipe at 
the various places, as indicated on Blue 
Print winch we send with each plant, and 
connecting same up properly as shown on 
these plans. We indicate all the pipe sizes 
in our Blue Prints and the order is filled 
n strict accordance with these plans, so 
there is no possibility of you making any 

Figure 68 shows a complete sketch of 
hot water system, showing operation of 
the expansion tank, mercury heat circula- 
tor, etc., and Figure 69 shows a plan of 
this same plant, and after a little careful 
study it can be easily figured Just how 

these t w o 
pond, and 
if you will 
these plans 

it will help you materially in get- 
ting the general principles of the 
pipe connections, as to how they 
should be installed, etc. 

Fig. 68. Complete Hot Water Heating System. 

Reference: A— Vent (J"), B— Overflow Pipe (}"), C— Feed Pipe (£"), 
D— Brass Stop, E— Expansion Pipe (D, F— Floor Plate, G— Ceiling 
Plate, H— Unions, I— Drum Cock (lj"), J— Street Ells, K— Mercury 

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Fig, 69. 

PJan of Hot Water Heating System, 

Showing location of boiler and radiators, and position of mains on basement ceilinea Second 

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We give herewith a number of diagrams showing standing connections on the a\er- 
age Hot Water Heating System. 

Figure A shows how two first floor radiators Eire connecting at the end of a line. 
Figure B shows how two second floor radiators can be connected, located some dis- 

Figure C shows how connections are made to a 
single second floor radiator from the mams in the 

Fig. A. 

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/?/ Fig. C. 


Fij. B, 

In starting to install a system of this kind, the first thing to be con- 
sideerd, of course, is the location of the boiler. 

Get the Boiler situated in its place properly the first thing you do. 

Figure 70 shows an illustration of a simple method that can be very 
easily followed for getting the boiler on the base. 

We always ship the boiler separate from the base. 

Set the base in the position desired, then place the base of the heater 
along side of it, and by tipping the boiler over this 
base as shown in this illustration, you can set it right 
i.P and it will fall rifeht into position with the least pos- 
sible exertion. fig. 70 

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SSBJS"J&-!SW?BS Soffier.'^'iris Pessary .o build .he boiler on the job. 

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same rnaVn5?'and so on, so as to get them all drawn up gradually together. 

The smoke box should then be put in portion ^gdjf ^l^^T M™ 1 ^*^^ 
^VSTpI? 1 and'.he 6 hoik w il ^^^y 1 ^^^^^^^^^ they should be properly con- 
3$!£2!a wedo not think any dffiulty will be experienced in setting up any of our bo.lers 

Be very careful when unpacking all the boxes of your entire plant as many small minor fittings are 
sometimes reported not. shipped, which are really thrown out with the straw. 


It is in the chilly Fail Days that you can most appre- 
ciate a Hot Water Plant. The entire house heated 
for twenty-four hours with one Shoveful of coal. 


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Figure 71 shows a complete diagram view, showing the loca- 
tion of the mercury heat circulator svstem in its proper position. 

We have given previous pages in this hook, complete in- 
structions with reference to using the stock of dies and other 
tools, etc., and with these instructions together with things ex- 
plained of the general principles of hot water heating svstems as 
given in this chapter, we hardly think any further instructions 
are necessary at this point. 

As hefore stated, the exact size of each pipe and where it 
should go is indicated on our hlue prints that we furnish with 
each plant, so that this can be very easily followed. 

Also these plans show just where all the radiators are to 
be located; how the mains are to be run from the basement 
ceiling and each particular case receives special treatment. 

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Figure 72 shows a dia- 
gram view of how the con- 
nection should be made to 
the radiator when one is 
located above the other, and 
this is the standard connec- 
tion which we use. We also 
give in the following, other 
complete diagram views; 
""" showing other standard con- 

v^Looit- y_ j y U nections for different cases. 

We follow these standard connections whenever possible. 
We furnish with each hot water system, a hot water ther- 
mometer and altitude gauge. 

Figure 73 shows view of one of our boilers with these fixings all 

The purpose of the altitude gauge is to tell when the system 

needs water. 

When the sys- 
tem hasbeen 
filled to the 
proper point, 
set the red hand 
on the altitude 

D gauge to corres- 
pond with the 
f r iM_ rTftm moving hand. 
*- fi ^ w Then when the 

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water goes down into the system, and the mov- 
ing hand turns back, you can turn more water into 
the svstem, and vou will know when you have 
enough water in the system by watching the moving 
hand on the gauge. 

When it gets to the point exactly opposite, the 
red hand, you will know that you have enough water 
in the system, and you can turn the valve off. 

This, of course, has to do with feeding the water 
to the system. 

This will only be necessary about once a month. 

There is no loss of water whatever in connection 
with hot water system, except whatever slight 
amount is lost by evaporation. 

The purpose of the thermometer is, of course, 
to tell the temperature of the water. 

In our mercury hot water systems you can raise 
the water to as high as 235 degrees which is far above 
the boiling point. 

It is, of course, the pressure on the water secured 
by our mercury heat circulator, which permits us to 
get such a high temperature as this in the water, and 
this is the reason you can get such an increased 
efficiency by using this mercury heat circulator sys- 
tem of lieating. 


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Another very important point in connection with the setting up of hot 
water heating plant is the damper doors or draft regulators. 

This is one of the most delicate points of the entire plant, and these 
doors should be very delicately adjusted, so you can regulate them to i of an 
inch. If you use a cumbersome arrangement of any kind, which cannot be 
adjusted accurately to regulate the distance when these these doors open very 
closely, when you desire to, you will not get the result out of your plant that 
you should. 

Figure 74 shows a diagram view of how the chain should be connected 
with both the doors. 

If you wish to run this chain up into your room by 
means of a pulley, do not use anything except a chain 
for this purpose. 

A string of any kind is liable to stretch and you can- 
not get the accurate adjustment that is necessary. 

Figure 75 shows another very ingenious arrangement 
used by one of our customers for regulating the doors, 
which consists simply in allowing the chain to pass 
around a pulley in the room up stairs. 

By having a dial hand or some kind on this pulley, 
the exact point at which the dampers are adjusted may 
be very easily determined. 

An apparatus of this kind can be very easily figured 
out, it simply consists of wood pulley, dial, etc., which can 
be very easily made out of thin wood. 

Be sure to get the boiler as close to the chimney as 
possible, so as to get a good draft. 

If the foregoing instructions are carefully studied, to- 
gether with the special Blue prints and diagrams which 
we send out for each particular job, we are sure that no 
difficulty whatever will be experienced in installing the 
entire system and it is then simply a matter of starting 
a fire in the boiler and enjoy the comforts of an evenly 
heated home to the exact temperature desired in all condi- 
of attention required to the apparatus. 


FIG,. ?4> 
tions of weather, and with a minimum amount 

The full benefit of any system of this kind 
can never be fully appreciated until they are 
once experienced. 

Considering the very slight investment, it is 
surprising how any one could be without a modern 
heating plant of this kind for one single moment. 

It requires no more attention than ordinary 
heating stoves and there is no necessity of carrying 
out ashes and carrying up coal, etc., destroying 
your carpets and furniture, as is the case when 
stoves are used. 

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Any further points, concerning which you de- 
sire further information which are not entirely 
clear to you, we will very cheerfully explain as 
fully as possible, and we are only only too glad to 
give you every possible information. 

When you get one of these Mercury Heat Circu- 
lator systems installed in your building, you can 
rest assured that you have the most modern and 
up-to-date system of heating known to engineers 
up to the present day. 

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Place your order early. It will pay you. There is a grand rush 
every year during the last three or four months for Heating Plants. 
Our foundries are working night and day and cannot keep up with the 
orders. Place your order before the rush and insure prompt delivery. 

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The Mercury Heat Circulator. 

This device is of such vital importance to the successful working of our hot water heating system, 
that it would be a very serious oversight if we did not give some detailed information of the principles 
on which it works and the theory of its operation in these pages. 

The purpose of this device, as you are probably already aware, is to keep a pressure on the water 

lou will probably ask at this point, "But what is the object of this 
pressure? Of what advantage is it to the system? It is not equal in all 
directions? Therefore, how can it be a benefit to the circulation of the 
system? " We do not put forth any such ridiculous claim as to say that 
this pressure of 10 lbs. on the water directly forces the water through the 
pipes at a rapid rate. A statement of this kind would stand bevond the 
bounds of reason, as the pressure is certainly equal in all directions and there 
would be no direct motion produced in the water by this static pressure in 

What we do claim, however, is that this pressure operates in an indirect 
way to increase the circulation in the system, which we will explain later. 

It is a well-known and established physical law that the temperature, at 
which water will start to boil varies directly as the pressure upon the water. 

Under ordinary conditions, there is no pressure upon the water except 
that of the atmosphere which is about 14 lbs. to the sq. inch, and water at 
this pressure boils at approximately 212 degrees Fahrenheit. If we increase 
the pressure on the Water about 10 lbs., the water will not start to boil into 
steam until 235 degrees are reached and if we increase the pressure still fur- 
ther, the boiling point would be increased still further, and so on, all the 
way up to 240 or 275, etc., according as the pressure increases. 

This Jaw could hardly be demonstrated in a more practical way than 
the experience tourists have many times reported when traveling In very 
high altitudes. 

For instance, mountain climbers have found it impossible to cook 
potatoes on top of a very high mountain where the atmospheric pressure 
was so slight that the water would boil at a very low temperature, probably 
180 degrees or so, and this temperature, of course, being entirely too low to 
produce any effect whatever on the potatoes, it would be impossible to 
cook them. 

This is simply a further demonstration of the law as explained above, 
that is, that the point at which water boils varies directly as the pressure 
upon it. 

If you reduce the amount of atmospheric pressure on the water, of 
course, the boiling point will be reduced in proportion. 

For instance, water in an absolute vacuum would boil at a compara- 
tively very low temperature and it wouid take very little heat to get the 
water to change into steam. 
These are the general principles which have been taken advantage of in our Mercury Heat Circulator. 
You have, by this time, probably already surmised the great advantage which we get in a hot water 
system by using tins pressure, which "of course, means hotter water in the system and a much more efficient 

The water in our system does not boil until 235 degrees temperature are reached, so that we can 
keep much hotter water in the system throughout, we can get along with smaller radiators on the plant 
and get better results than it is possible to secure under the old open tank system, where there is no pressure 
on the water whatever, aside from the actual pressure of the atmosphere. 

We get much more rapid circulation in this system. As before stated, this rapid circulation is due 
to the increased pressure in an indirect way wluch operates as follows: 

The circulation of water in a hot water beating system, you understand, depends upon the fact that as 
water becomes heated, it becomes lighter and naturally the hotter water being lighter will seek to float to 
the highest point of the system immediately. In doing this, it allows more cold water to enter the bottom 
of the boiler which in turn becomes heated, so that this is a continuous process as explained elsewhere 
in this book. 

It will bf remembered that we heat the water in our system to as high as 235 degrees, where in the old 
open tank system, the highest temperature that can be reached is 212 degrees. In other words, we can 
make water '.nuch hotter as it leaves the boiler in our system than it is possible to do under previous condi- 
tions. This can be very easily understood; we raise the water to a much higher temperature, as water 
becomes lighter as it becomes* hotter, therefore, the water is lighter in our system as it leaves the boiler 
than in any other. The water being lighter as it leaves the boiler means, of course, it will have a greater 
tendency to rise to the top than under old conditions. This tendency means no more or less than more 
rapid circulation. It will, therefore, be seen how this pressure operates indirectly to increase the rapidity 
of circulation in the system and it is for this reason we call this device a Murcury Heat Circulator. 

As to the working principles of the device, this hardly requires any detailed explanation. You need 
never bother about it arter the day you connect it with your plant. There are absolutely no working parts 
to get out of order in any way. Seventy-five per cent of the people who are .using our system and 
have these Mercury Circulators attached to their plants know absolutely notliing about its working prin- 
ciples. They simply followed our instructions, connected it with their plant, left it to its own resources 
and got results. These people never experienced one bit of trouble with this device after it was once 
connected with their plant, and it would be good forvearsand vears without the least attention. Simply 
follow our blue print carefully in connecting this Mercury Heat Circulatior and we will absolutely 
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It sometimes happens, however, in unscrewing the plugs, that are always inserted in the openings, 
some of the mercury is allowed to spill out. In a case of this kind, it is necessary to add sufficient mercurv 
to make up for any loss that may have occurred, otherwise, you would not get sufficient pressure on the 
plant nor the desired results. 

There should be 5i lbs. of mercury in the bulb of this mercury heat circulator to get the right results." 
If you have spilled any of the quantity of this, the best scheme to follow is to unscrew the large round 
plug in the bottom of the bulb, hold it over a dish-pan and let all of the mercury run out, then weigh it care- 
fully, and by subtracting the amount which you have from 5i lbs. you can determine how much it is necessary 
for you to add. After you have determined this, replace the large plug in the bottom of the mercury Heat 
Circulator and remove the small plug in the side, carefully pour the mercury in at this opening, including 
the amount, you have added and after all the mercury is carefully poured in, replace this small plug and 
screw it in tight. You can then connect the Mercury Heat Circulator in the usual manner, being careful 
not to spill any of the mercury and we will guarantee results. 

Under normal conditions, of course, the mercury rests entirely in the bottom of the bulb. As soon 
as the water in the system becomes heated, however, it starts to expand and thereby presses down on the 
surface of the mercury in the bulb, which having no other place to escape, gradually finds its way up in 
the small central tube, the end of which dips down in the mercury to within about i of an inch of the 
bottom of the bulb. The higher the mercury climbs in this tube, the greater the pressure. When the mer- 
cury has climbed to the highest point, there is approximately 10 lbs. pressure on the system. When 
the'pressure gets to over 10 lbs., it will, of course, force all the mercury out of the bulb and up into the tube 
and finally the water itself will start to climb in the tube. When this point is reached, the mercury is 
entirely displaced and a certain amount, of water is allowed to escape to the expansion tank, which releases 
the pressure and absolutely prevents any higher pressure than 10 lbs. ever being obtained in the system. 

The advantage of this device over valves of any kind can be readily appreciated when you remember 
that there is absolutely nothing to get out of order or become fastened so that the pressure at any time 
cannot be relieved. 

Previous to the development of the mercury principle for maintaining this pressure, valves were 
generally used and the great risk which was incurred in placing these valves on systems of this kind was so 
strongly realized that many architects throughout the country forbid absolutely in their specifications 
the use* of any valve in connection with the hot water heating system in the building. That is, a valve for 
the purpose of producing pressure on the system. We have yet'to hear, however, of a single instance where 
one of these Mercury Heat Circulators have ever been ruled against on the ground of their being a dangerous 
improvement. There is absolutely no danger whatever connected with the use of these Mercury Heat 
Circulators in your plant, as it is impossible for the mercury to become fastened and prevent the water from 
relieving itself of an unduly high pressure. 

We send these Heat Circulators out on every hot water heating system we sell and we would not think 
to furnish a hot water heating plant without including one of these mercury heat circulators. 



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Showing- location of boiler and radiators, and position of mains on 
basement ceiling'. ■ • t , . 

Second floor radiators are drawn in dotted lines Pitch all mains down 
in direction of arrows about 1 inch to 10 feet. This is but a sample plan. 
We will make a plan for you to fit your house, to give 
the best possible results. We indicate on our plans the 
right size of pipe to use from point to point. 

Notice the position of the 
Mercury Heat Circulator in this 
system. These circulators are 
revolutionizing Hot Wat e r 
H eating. There is no plant but 
can be improved by adding it. 


A Y«nt ($'), 

B Onrfhv* Pip* (}) 

C F»a<i Pips 

D Brot* Stop. 

E Etpanaion Pips fj/ 

F Floor P/alm. 

Q Ceiling Plata 

H Unions. 

t Drain Coc/i //. 

J street Ella. 

H Mercury Heat 
Circulator- ' 

"-Perspective Sketch 
Hot Water Heating Plant. 
Showing How and Where Each 
Htting is Used. 

— CHICROQ.Ii-t- — 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 

Overhead Hot Water System 

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used where for various reasons a sufflp Pnflv ^ol i lhls plan of heating is one to be 
System the main supnlv wo u fl be eai Tied ' o fl^ h?LhLf ann - ot f H *&' In this Overhead 
story house it would either be up .close to the ? ee fin ??' '1°'"! ^V 116 ^stem. In a two 
Directly above the point that a Patera f branch s hln f 1 r""^ 001 ' 0r the attic above - 
of pipe and automatic air valve Thfe iiSdef fnr p&I ?™ tins riser put on a little piece 
this is the highest point ta the entlrTCrculattafe STof I1 tSi a 2^ trom J h f; system - and 
pitch downward from this point clear back to the Slier the SJStem - AU flow "ranches 

inclSn| m do d SSs We wSn m a SSPS S'l^^^flPigg? of ffi h «T e ' tbe -to- 
taken off from this point and dropping to the nrtintn? *? f£L et ' an £ the "ranches being 
end of that radiator and dropping nfn Vp . wrtfiftS « » n the « se * co If d floor ' goin S out of the 
would be placed on one of these Ilia tors nnd ?nntrni tho'fl 6 fii ; st , fl T- , The radiator valve 
drop. The returns are collected StliU on the n?st fir nr n , 'L ° bo A n th - e ^diators on that 
possible, and carried back to the boiler ' ° r below the first floor > if this is 

sas aS - '^'i^&tossr&rsxss ana ass 


of two 1 ' or'tor^tJrfes" 5 ^ f ° r a ° ne St ° ry builain * in tbe 5ame ™ a ""<^ as for a building 


nf *" *" " s * x '^ t i ori o r» P os 1 1 e we show the method 
™J P°. n a nectl nff the Mercury Heat Circulator. 
i«i til the most convenient methods 

and the one we used most because of the sav- 
ing in pipe and in labor. The Mercury Heat 

?it r hPr at wifh an t , be , p,a <- Ced c l ose to the radiator, 
either with the bottom ball resting on the 

m°n°L f rt Jl S( V? e sni t aW « shelf - and connections 
n nirinn^ £ x P ans »°n Tank, as shown in this 
thpr?fi o^ i C *r+ Sh °* uld " e used to see that 
J™f « a J It as U two £ eet of s P ace between the 
t S p »i ba, L of the > He , at Circulator and the bottom 
Sft«Sf Expansion Ta«lc. This distance is abso- 
ulol y "? ces , s 'Y> r f or the perfect working of the 
Heat Circulator. The connecting of the Ex- 

P ™° t n % a i nk aS £' e show u in thj s sketch 'is 
«i"f + ct ; T he overflow carried to the top of the 
closet tank or it can be arranged to discharge ^ _/ 

Kan^S^^^ J be water that may boil out of 

should be left wide open. The T obiect™* thnt £tj?, °«' 5 markec F '> the vent and this 
pipe "B" as soon as the force f tha f ejects it fmm thi «^' a i er - ls boili !^. out of the waste 
any more water out, but adnS ^r&hl* Jo?n°t ^^^r^t^' ^& Q n fj^^ 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 29 


I he advantages of steam are, that you can get up heat on very short notice, and vo 
convey the heating medium to all parts of the system without' the use of very large cum- 
bersome piping. Where ahot water heating plant shims out above all other systems is 
is a residence heating plant; but after a plant gets up into any kind of large proportions, 
it is better to decide in favor of a steam plant. It is practical to use hot water as a 
means of heating up to a twenty-room house. 
The basic principles 
of a steam heating 
plant are very simple. 
It simply consists 
in having the boiler 
filled to a certain point 
with water and keep- 
ing the water con- 
stantly boiling so that 
the steam will circu- 
late up through the 
piping and keep the 
" radiators always filled 
to a certain pressure, 
according as the steam 
cools off in heating 
the rooms and turns 
back to water, the 
condensed water finds 
its way back to the 
steam pipe and cir- 
culates around the 
basement in a prop- 
erly arranged main 
steam pipe which ter- 
minates in the bottom 
of the boiler. 

C Figure 76} shows a 
very simple form of a 
steam heating plant, 
showing the principle 
on which it works. 

It will be noted that 
the connections to the 

[n d thp r r ^lH?nr a S'ihi ght °! lt - of *P* drculati »£ steam main pipe with a brach pipe and connected right 
to me radiator in the most simple manner possible. 


When We Design 

Your Plant it is 

Bound to Work. 

. i. A va .*Y e is Placed at each radiator so that each radiator on the plant can be indenenrlentlv con- 
trolled without interfering with the circulation in the system to any of the others intle P enaenU y con - 

By referring to this illustration, it will be seen that when the fire is started in the boiler i 
boiler being filled to the water line, "A" "B," as soon as the water becomes heated enouel to 
steam the steam will circulate and find its way up into the pipes and pressure wi be deveSd de 
upon how much steam is generated, which in turn, depends upon h 
If it happens to be very cold weather, the steam will be condemn 
the milder weather. This will, of course, mean that it will be n< 

l-io l-ont nn TUn fi_„ ■ c * i * V — 1, , "" lu "COII1C1, aiH.ll *1 lilM Hie IIUCS 11U1 1111 VC lO 

be kep up ihe fire is, of course, regulated by the draft doors on the boiler which are automatically 
shownaf-A^ tothgfnwtoM™*™™ 1 ^ ^ automa,ic diaphragm'damper regulaJor .This £ 

and the 

j develop 

\ pipes and pressure will be developed, depending 

Is upon how fast the fire is burning in the boiler. 

condensing much more quickly than it will be in 

be kept up ! tI™ £ S ~ £ 1 lJ 1 ?l. l I s i c, - l |P..1?.[ a , s V.. s °, tha ] '".mild weather, such a fast fire does not have to 

leys to the damper doors on the boiler it'controlls the 
) drafts. 

When the pressure in the boiler gets up to a cer- 
tain point beyond this reasonable limit, this rubber 
diaphragm forces the beam upward and closes the 
draft door in the bottom of the boiler and at the' 
same time, owing to the arrangement of the pulleys, 
it opens the door in the hack of the boiler and the 
draft is allowed to pass right up through this back 
opening and into the chimney, without passing 
through the boiler at all. 


We Take a Personal Interest 
In Our Customers, 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago 

By cutting off the draft in this way, the fire will immediately 
start to go down and as soon as it gets down below a certain 
point, the diaphragm will be drawn down again and this 
will reverse the conditions and the doors will be opened or closed 
in the opposite order. 

It will be readily seen that an automatic arrangement of this 
kind reduces to the least possible the amount of attention the fire 

While it is necessary to give a steam heating plant much more attention 
than a hot water plant, even in spite of this automatic arrangement, this 
arrangement helps very materially to keep the plant properly regulated. 

We furnish one of these regulators on every heating plant we sell, to 

combination water column, on which this water glass is connected; also a 
safety valve and a drain cock for blowing out the water in the boiler at 
any time. 

We also provide a check valve to be 
~\ placed on the return main as shown in 

■-» Fiirnrp. 7fi. 


Figure 78. 
The purpose of this check valve is to 


keep the pressure of the steam in the boiler from forcing the water backwards and up 
into the return pipe. For instance, in a great long system of piping, the 
resistance of the pipe counts to a very considerable extent to prevent the 
pressure from equalizing. 

The pressure at the point"X" in the line of piping would be much less 
than the pressure in the boiler. 

Under these conditions, of course, the water would be forced back out 
of the boiler and up into the return main, were it not for the fact that the 
check valve is placed at the point where this return main comes out of 
the boiler. 

The above explanation of the general principles of the system will give you a general idea as to the 

Adding on radiators is sirrtply a repetition or continuation of these arrangements as explained above 
For instance, if you have nine or ten radiators on the plant, it will simply be a matter of making this 
circulating main longer and putting on more connections, etc., to the radiator. 

If you have a radiator on the second floor, it is simply a matter of con- 
tinuing the riser, as it is called, which is simply a vertical pipe and going up to 
connect with the radiator on the second floor and third or whatever number or 
floors there are to the building. 

The accompanying illustration shows our standard method of connections 
in making the riser extensions to the various tloors. 

We also show various other diagrams showing other standard connections, all of 
which are self explanatory, and if you happen to have a radiator located on your 
plant where any of these connections will have to be used, you can very easily fol- 
low the arrangements shown. 

Another point which probably requires a little ex- 
planation is the use of air valves on the system. 

Under normal conditions, the entire piping system 
is, of course, filled with air, and when starting up the 
steam, it is necessary to get rid of all this air in the 
system before the effects of the steam can be felt. 
Automatic air valves are always placed on each 
radiator and at various places in the mains, depending 
on how large the heating system is. 

For an average size heating plant for an average 
residence, there are only one or two air valves re- 
quired on the mains and one on each radiator. 

The principle of these air valves is that they always remain open until 
they become heated. 

For instance, in starting up the fire, the steam usually finds its way 
into the piping and these air valves being open, under normal conditions 
the steam drives the air before it out of the openings in the air valves, and 
as soon as the steam itself gets to the air valves, it heats up a small 
metallic expansion spring which becomes expanded from the heatand this 
closes the valves and prevents any steam from escaping. 

We always place automatic air valves at the end of 
each main, as shown in Figure 76. 

We also provide elbows to be placed at these 
points with a tapping in the back so that the air 
valve can be screwed right in here. 

The steam gauge which is always placed on the 
boiler, will determine the amount of pressure you 
are carrying and in real cold weather it will be neces- 
sary to sometimes get the steam up to as high as five 
or six pounds. 







Standard Steam 


Chioago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 



Under ordinary conditions, two 
or three pounds will be all the pres- 
sure you will ever be required to 
carry. The temperature of steam, 
as well as water, increases directly 
as the pressure, and when you are 
SECOND FLOOB Rj=iD. carrying five pounds pressure, the 
radiators are naturally very much 
hotter than they are when you are only carrying two or three 
pounds. This means that they are throwing oft more heat. The 
purpose of the safety valve on the boiler is, of course, to prevent 
the pressure getting above the safe point, and it is usually set at 
10 pounds on a low pressure heating plant. As soon as the 
pressure exceeds this amount, the pressure causes the safety 
valve to open and allows a certain amount of steam to escape until the 
pressure is reduced again to the safe point. 

We use the circulating main system in most all cases, except where 
the radiator to be supplied are located in groups at a considerable dis- 
tance from the boiler. For instance, if we have to feed one or two 
radiators away off to one corner of the building and there are no other 
radiators to be supplied, we do not run the circulating main around the 
basement for these two radiators, we simply run two lines of piping 
to them and carry the risers up, and the water of condensation is carried 
back in a separate smaller independent pipe, the only purpose of which 
is to carry the water back to the boiler. As this pipe has to only carry 
the condensed water back to the boiler a very much smaller pipe 
can be used than for the steam main. 

This is known as the Bleeder System, and it is either one of these 
two systems which we always use on our plants which 
we design, unless we are requested to design the 
plant along other lines. We absolutely guarantee 
these systems to work perfectly and give you absolute 
satisfaction in every way and to work smoothly and 
never give you any trouble from water hammering, etc. 
By water hammering is meant the cracking noise 
which is often heard in steam heating systems. The 
most important point to remember in installing a 
steam plant, also a hot water heating plant, is to get the pipes pitched 
properly. If you keep the conditions as brought out in these pages fully in 
mind, we think your own judgment will prevent you from making any radi- 
cal mistake. It is simplv a matter of connecting the pipe in the proper manner so that it will feed 
the radiator and at the same time any water which condenses will immediately How back to the mains 
and find its way 
finally return to t 
fore be seen that t..~ 

constantly used time after time, and the only loss of water which occurs is what escapes in the form or 
steam around a leaky valve, etc., and it is only necessary to add very little water to the steam plant 
from time to time to keep up the proper working condition. Tins is always determined, of course, by 
the gauges and try cocks on the boiler. 

The foregoing explanation covers practically all there is to the general ideas that are to be kept in 
mind in installing this steam heating plant. Of course we furnish exact blue prints with each plant and 
we advise you as clearly as possible in regard to the connections, so that you will know where to use every 
tee, elbow, etc., that we include in your order. 

We have 


and sold 


of success- 


ful! steam 






idvise vou very strongly that you conform as strictly as possible to our blue prints so that the 
ings which we' send can be used and vou will have no cause to change this bill in any way. Y\e 
realize the fact that there are probably thousands of different ways of installing a steam heating plant — all 
of which would give good satisfaction. Variations in the connections, however, will mean shortages on the 

We ad 
bill of fitt 

We indicate on our blue prints the exact size of pipe to use at each point so that it is almost impossible 

for vou to go wrong in any way. 

We also make up a 
set of diagrams which 
are necessary, cover- 
ing particular condi- 
tions to be met with 
and special connec- 
tions not explained in 
. the foregoing and we 
give our customers the benefit 
of every attention possible in 
the installing of their plants. 

Let us put 
you in touch 

with some 

of our 




SHOwiNq | 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 



Plan for Steam Heating Plant, using return circuit main single valve 
system, showing location of boiler and radiators and position of mains on 
basement ceiling. 

Second floor radiators are drawn in dotted lines. Pitch all mains down 
in direction of arrows about 1 inch to 10 feet. 

This is a sample plan, but we will make you a plan that is correct for your 
house, and that will give the best possible results. We indicate on our work- 
ing plans the size pipe to use from point to point. 


'C Horizontal Check folve. 



During the summer mouths when steam and hot water house heating apparatus 
is out of commission, it is worth while to consider, not only how they are to be kept from 
deteriorating during the period of disuse, but how such defects as they may have shown 

during the winter can be remedied before the next cold season makes 
HOT WATER changes impracticable. In leaving hot water heating apparatus to 

PLANTS. take care of itself for the summer one thing is of great importance — 

not to change the water. Furnace men and heating contractors gen- 
erally advise their customers to change the water in hot water apparatus at least once a 
year, and "fill up with nice clean water." This advice should not be followed for the 
very good reason that every filling with "nice clean water" causes renewed rusting and 
pitting of the inside of the* pipes and boiler, which is avoided by not changing the water. 
Furnace men do not know, so well as they should, and ordinary people do not know at 
all, the difference in its effect on iron pipes, of fresh water from that which has been 
heated nearly to boiling point. The difference is that the latter does not rust iron, while 
the former does. Unless water is contaminated with chemicals, any effect that it may 
have in rusting is due to carbonic acid gas, and, perhaps, to ordinary air dissolved in it. 
All water, by standing, absorbs air and carbonic acid from the atmosphere on it, and 
becomes corrosive; but by heating nearly to boiling point these gases are drawn out 
again and the water becomes non-corrosive. In hot water heating apparatus the fresh 
water first put in loses its corrosive quality as soon as it has once been heated, and so 
long as the water remains in the pipes and boiler it continues non-corrosive, except so 
far as it may, during the period of disuse in summer, absorb air and carbonic acid from 
the small amount of surface exposed in the expansion tank. Thus, although the water, 
after years of use, becomes discolored, the color does it no harm, and such water will 
have no injurious effect on the apparatus, while fresh water will immediately begin a 
corrosive action which will continue until the air in it has exhausted its power for harm. 

If fresh water must be put into a hot water heating apparatus, as will be necessary 
after making repairs, the proper way to do so is, before drawing off the old water, to 
pour a pint or so of oil on the surface of the water in the expansion tank, which is 
always to be found at the highest point of the system. Lard oil or lubricating oil should 
be used. Kerosene is of little or no use. After the oil has been put on, the water may 
be drawn off by opening the stopcock at the lowest part of the boiler of other apparatus. 
As the water runs out the oil will follow it down through the pipes and radiators, coating 
the inside of them with a slight film, which will protect them from being attacked by the 
moist air left in the pipes, a corrosive agent as powerful as fresh water itself. After 
the repairs are made the apparatus must be refilled by pouring fresh water into the 
expansion tank, letting it find its way into the pipes and radiators until all are filled, 
and a fire should then be immediately built in the boiler, no matter what the temperature 
of the air in the house may be, so as to boil the air and carbonic acid out of the fresh 
water before it has had time to act much on the pipes. 

With some waters, and with apparatus which, through neglect of these precautions, 
has become badly rusted inside, sediment collects in the lower end of the pipes, and may 
interfere materially with the circulation of the water. This is especially likely to 
happen with those forms of hot water heaters in which the water circulates entirely 
through small pipes, but the remedy is very simple, consisting in opening the lowest stop- 
cock for a moment, and allowing the sediment, which always settles to the lowest point, 
to be blown out by the pressure of the water above it, replacing, by filling at the expan- 
sion tank, the water that may be so wasted. 

Steam house heating apparatus, unlike hot water heating sys- 
STEAM terns, should have the water drawn or blown off at the beginning* of 

PLANTS. summer, for the reason that the small quantity of water in a steam 

boiler absorbs air, and gives off dampness, both of which will corrode 
the pipes and boiler, while in a hot water apparatus there is little absorption of air, and 
the water with which the whole system is filled acts as a protection. The valves and 
gauges of the steam boiler should be looked to, and, as in all heating apparatus, the 
smoke pipe should be taken down as soon as the fire is allowed to go out for the season, 
thoroughly cleaned and put in a dry place. Then any repairs or alteration that may be 
necessary should be made, while the circumstances are fresh in mind, and while such 
work can be done without the annoyances incident to having steam fitting done in the 
autumn rush. (From Every Day Housekeeping.) 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th aKd Tron Sts., Chicago. 



What do those words mean to you? Do they present a picture to your mind 
of comforts entirely beyond your means; a luxury which you, with only one or 
two hundred dollars to lay out, cannot hope to enjoy? 

That is the impression that 90% of the people throughout the country owning 
small homes and of average means receive, when the word, Heating Plant, is 

We know this to be a fact with the experience that we have had. 

We have had hundreds of people come into our office on some entirely different 
mission than looking for a heating plant, probably being attracted by our very low 
prices which we are putting out on our lumber and building material, etc., and when 
we incidentally mentioned a heating plant to them for their new building, the reply 
would be universally the same. "A Heating Plant! That is out of the question 
entirely; the price would be so high that we could not even think of it." 

Why is it that so many people have this wrong impression? Where does it 


The problem is simple. 

Call up your local dealer or drop him a line and have him give you an esti- 
mate on your plant and you will get the answer to this problem by return mail. 
THE PRICE, "That's the answer." 

Is it any wonder that people should entertain wrong ideas in this matter? Why 
is it that your local dealer demands such exorbitant prices for his material? Is it 
because his material is any better? That is a question which you yourself can 

You probably know of several parties in your town who have had their plants 
installed by the local man; get in touch with them, then drop us a line and let us 
put you in touch with some of our customers; maybe we can find one in your own 
neighborhood whom you can call on, and we will guarantee our plant to equal, if not 
out-class, both in design and quality of material, the heating plant installed by the 
local dealer at every point, and we leave it with you to be the fair judge in the case. 


Does it not stand to reason that we, with our immense working capita!, having 
enormous quantities of radiators and boilers constantly manufactured and keeping 
the foundries working the year around, and then hardly able to fill our require- 
ments, is it not evident that we, by selling the material direct to you and not 
through several different agents, can quote you lower prices than your local 
dealer who sells you material which has probably already been turjied over several 
times and a profit realized in each case? Is it strange that we can almost cut his 
price in half? 


In lining up our proposition on our heating plants, we realize the importance 
of furnishing our customers with the necessary tools to do the work. It would be 
a very great expense if you had to go to work and lay out the necessary money 
to cover the cost of the tools for installing your plant, when you would probably 
only use them once and then have no further use for them, and to accommodate 
our customers, we have decided to make the following proposition: 

When you place an order with us for a heating plant and mention that you 
want us to furnish you with the tools, we send them along with the order C. O. D. 
for whatever they amount to. They are invoiced separately on the bill and you can 
tell just what they cost, and then when you are through using them, you pack them 
up and turn them over to your freight agent and bill of lading is made out for 
them. Mail bill of lading to us, and immediately on receipt of this bill of lading, 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago 35 

we will put a voucher through our office. Then on receipt of the tools, they are, 
of course, very carefully examined and if they are not damaged or broken beyond 
a due allowance for ordinary wear, we will refund your money in full. 

We do not mean by this, that the tools must arrive in absolutely perfect con- 
dition. We realize that the tools will necessarily show more or less wear, but 
what we mean is, if a tool is broken so that it is unfit for further service, or there 
is an evidence of careless handling, or anything of that kind, we, of course, have 
' to protect ourselves in this case. Occurrences of this kind, however, where tools 
are broken, are very rare. 


We furnish with every heating plant that we sell, a complete detailed blue 
print plan, showing the location of every radiator and just how the piping is run 
in the basement; where the boiler is located, etc., the size of each pipe is plainly 
marked on the plan and there is positively no chance whatever of your not under- 
standing fully just how to use the material that we ship you on your order. 

Furthermore, we furnish with each plant, a detailed set of instructions, cover- 
ing the most important points and those points that are most difficult to under- 

The very secret of the tremendous success of our plants, we think, is to a very 
considerable extent due to the very complete instructions and our blue print plans 
which we furnish with our plants. The chances of your going wrong are about 
one in a hundred. Furthermore, you always have the privilege to correspond 
with us, and any point that is not clear to you, we will do all we can to explain 
as fully as possible. 


ENGINEERS constantly in our employ, whose entire time is devoted to the inter- 
est of our customers. When you order a heating plant of us, you secure the benefit 
of this highly skilled service. No rule of thumb methods go with us^ We have 
this business down to an exact science and every radiator is figured to a fraction. 
When you purchase a heating plant of us, you can rest assured that you will have 
the right amount of radiation and the proper sized pipe in the right place, which 
is not always the case when you let the job out to a contractor who has never had 
the technical training required to properly figure up a plant of this kind. It re- 
quires scientific ability, judgment and experience to design a good heating plant 
and to figure correctly the amount of radiation required in any given building. The 
estimating is really the most important part of the entire work. If the plant is 
not properly figured, and if you don't have sufficient radiation in a given room to 
maintain the proper temperature, it would be better that you did not have the plant 
at all. 


Did you ever stop to think what a great pleasure it is to do a job of this kind 
yourself and know that it will be DONE RIGHT? The actual work is mere 
pastime, it is so interesting. An averaged heating plant can be installed in about 
six or eight evenings, and then think of the extreme joy when the plant is all ready 
for the test and you turn the water into it and start the fire and then find that it 
works beyond your wildest dreams. It is much more pleasure, knowing that you 
did the job yourself, than when somebody else does it for you. 


We protect you absolutely on safe delivery of your plant, and should the radi- 
ators or the boiler or any of the castings become damaged in transit, all you have 
to do is to have your freight agent at destination make an acknowledgment of the 
fact and mark to what extent the item has been damaged and we will immediately 
duplicate your shipment and forward you a new radiator or whatever it may be, 
without delay, and you will be put to no inconvenience whatever in the matter, 
as we take the responsibility of the claim entirely on our own hands and we fight 
the claim through with the railroad company and see that proper settlement is 
made. All we ask you to do, is to have the freight agent mark an acknowledgment 
of the damage on the freight bill, when the material reaches destination. 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 


Few people realize what a simple 
matter it is to put in one of these 
Hot Water or Steam Heating Plants 
in a building, even though it is an 
old building, already built. It is not 
necessary to put the pipes inside the 
walls. You can get them run right 
outside in the rooms alongside of the 
radiators, and by arranging the up- 
right pipes which lead to the second 
floor radiators close behind the radi- 
ators about 6 inches apart, it makes a 
very neat job, and if these pipes are 
gilded nicely, there is practically no 
advantage whatever in having the 
pipes inside in the wall, and a plant in- 
stalled with these upright pipes out- 
side the walls and gilded nicely, as 

above explained, will present just as nice an appearance in every way as if the 

pipes were concealed. 

The heat that is given off from these upright pipes is not by any means entirely 
insignificant, and it helps out the radiators considerably in heating up the room. 


With most people, the matter of installing a plant is looked forward to with 
as much pleasure as a corn husking party and the fun is just as great. Putting up 
a plant is something you don't do every day. At every turn in the entire work, 
there is some new, tremendously interesting feature encountered, which requires 
a little careful thought and probably so me continued discussion before it is fina lly 
solved, but surprisingly simple after 
all, and it is these new features that 
are constantly coming up in putting 
up a plant* that makes the work so 

Cutting and threading the pipe is 
practically the most difficult matter 
encountered in the entire work, and 
is simple as turning a handle, and as 
our complete blue print plans indicate 
the exact pipe size to use at each 
point, it is simply a matter of cutting 
the size pipe required and to the right 
length, starting at the boiler and con- 
tinuing around until the last radiator 
is connected up. 

The great secret of the pleasure ex- 
perienced in putting in a plant of this 
kind lies in the fact that it is an absolute diversion from your everyday line of 
work, whatever it may be. You may be a lawyer, doctor, business man or a pro- 
fessional man of any kind, and if your everyday line of work is along this line, the 
more interesting will be the work of installing the plant. 

You would be really surprised, if you knew how many plants we sold to 
lawyers and doctors, etc., who do all the work themselves and consider it the 
finest opportunity ever offered for getting some good, substantial exercise, and 
after the plant is in, they feel the better for it. 

If you do not care to do the work yourself, you can get in touch with some 
ordinary mechanic, and by overseeing the work, you will get just as good a job, in 
fact, a better job than you would if you let the contract out to some local plumber 
who has not had the scientific training and experience necessary in designing a 
heating plant and proportioning the pipe sizes, etc., and radiators as they ought to 
be and as they are shown on the plans which are sent out with every heating plant 
winch we sell. 

Chicago House Wrecking Co... W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 




Here is a sample of what we can do for you in a Heating Plant. This plant 
covers the requirements for an average sized residence of seven rooms. Everything 
on the entire plant is absolutely brand new and perfect in every way: 

The radiation furnished on this plant is our brand new 38" three-column cast 
iron hot water radiation, of which there will be a total of 270 square feet. This 
radiation will be divided up among the various rooms of the house as follows: 


Parlor, 15x12x9 — 1 radiator, 12 sections 60 square feet. 

Sitting room, 15x12x9 — 1 radiator, 9 sections 45 square feet. 

Dining room, 12x12x9 — 1 radiator, 9 sections 45 square feet. 

Hall, 12x12x9 — 1 radiator, 9 sections 45 square feet. 


Bedroom, 12x12x8—1 radiator, 7 sections 35 square feet. 

Bedroom, 12x12x8 — 1 radiator, 5 sections 25 square feet. 

Bathroom. 8x 8x8 — 1 radiator, 3 sections 15 square feet, 


The boiler we propose to furnish in this proposition is one of our No. 67 brand 
new cast iron Perfection Boilers, furnished complete with Hot Water Thermometer 
and Altitude Gauge and sufficient asbestos cement for covering same. 


This proposition includes absolutely everything to the very last detail that is 
necessary to completely install this entire plant in a first-class workmanlike man- 
ner, with the exception of the decorating bronze for the radiators and the smoke 
pipe connection between the boiler and the chimney; also complete plans for in- 
stalling, and we back this plant with our absolute guarantee bond, which is furnished 
with every one of our heating plants. 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron 8ts., Chicago 


W.W.SSW'^WI $ 207.SO 

Water^rin- ^ ^ our Complete Mercury Sy 8 tem of Hot 

ment ^th out cZr^fJ^ 7 ^ T hlS to , incI ^ le everything to complete th/entire equip- 

er al SaSSlS^ complete plans and instructions for installing; aX?JL 

sizerSn^^ This is rather a large 


3 column 6 casUron W wS* ^•^ ***$**$?*** this P^e will be brand new 38 in. 
a column, cast uon hot water radiation, of which there will be a total of 340 sauare f PP t 
tt e will distribute this radiation throughout the various rooms as follows: q 


1 radiator, 10 sections, 50 sq. ft. 
1 radiator, 8 sections, 40 sq. ft. 
1 radiator, 5 sections, 25 sq. ft. 
1 radiator, 5 sections, 25 sq. ft. 


Bathroom 1 radiator, 13 sections, 15 sq. ft. 


Dining room 1 radiator, 12 sections, 60 sq.ft. 
Living room 1 radiator, 10 sections, 50 sq. ft. 

Kitchen 1 radiator, 7 sections, 35 sq. ft- 

Hal1 ■ • 1 radiator, 8 sections, 40 sq. ft. 


The boiler we propose to furnish on this heating plant is our No 175 cast iron Per 

^o2^tffh*?tW-^ fl * ar iIlllStrate< ? fi&™ £■*»* book WfShthe 
SS^ ^^ Gauge and all asbestos cement 


Plant wilhX^ completely install this heating 

^Hm, litiLl m T the decorating bronze for the radiators and the smoke pipe con 

Cu^ntlf 7w ?ifi^f b ° ,Ier i ai,d th f chlmne y- W e "also furnish with this outfit a Vonafide 

Guarantee Certificate and complete set of Blue Print Plans for installing Temperature. 

guaranteed 70 degrees in the living rooms and 60 degrees in the bed rooms* em P erature3 

We can furnish a complete Steam Heating Plant for this Building, for only 173:50. 

We loan you tools free of charge. 

Chicago House "Wrecking Co., "W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago 


Complete Up-To-Date Hot Water Heating 
System For This Entire Building 

Price Only $243.74 


We can fit this modern residence out complete with our mercury system of Hot Water Heating- for 
only $243.74, including boiler, radiators, valves, piping, fittings and everything of everv description 
necessary to complete the entire installation in first class workmanship manner. All material guaranteed 
absolutely brand new and perfect. This to include complete working drawings for installing and the 
plant is backed by our guarantee bond. 


The radiation we propose to furnish on this plant is our brand new' 38 inch two column cast .iron 
plain radiators of the latest and most modern design. There will be a total of 390 square feet of 
radiation all told on the plant and we will distribute this radiation throughout the various rooms as 


Dining Room 50 square feet Chamber .55 square feet. 

Living Room 45 square feet Chamber 45]square feet 

Kitchen 5a square feet _, n _ . . 

Chamber 45 square feet Chamber 35 square feet 

Bathroom 15 square feet Chamber. 15 square feet 


The boiler we propose to furnish you on this Heating Plant is one of our No. 176 cast iron Perfection 
Hot Water Boilers which has a rated capacity of 900 square feet of direct Hot Water Radiation. 

We will furnish this boiler complete with a full set of hot water trimmings, including Altitude 
Gauge and Hot Water Thermometer and all the necessary asbestos cement to completely cover same, in 
a first-class workmanlike manner. 


This offer you understand includes absolutely everything to complete the entire installation of this 
plant with theexeption of the decorating bronze for the radiators and the smoke pipe connection between 
the boiler and the chimney. It also includes complete working plans and instructions for installing and 
the loan of the necessary tools, etc. and we will cheerfully give you every possible assistance sc that you 
cannot possibly go wrong. 

This plant is backed by our absolute Guarantee Bond and you are taking no chances whatever in 
the matter. Temperatures guaranteed 70 degrees in the living' rooms and 60 degrees in the bedrooms; 
based on Chicago climate. 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th. and Iron Sts., Chicago 


We show elsewhere in this book a fac-siraile of our Guarantee Bond. This is a bona 
fide certificate of guarantee, and one of these certificates is furnished' with every 
Steam or Hot Water Heating Plant which we sell. 


The substance of this bond amounts to nothing more or less than an absolute 
option to you for an entire year on your heating plant, and if, after giving our 
plant a try-out after one year, you find that it does not come up to our specifi- 
cation at every point and entirely capable of giving you the results which we claim, 
you can return the entire plant to us at our freight expense and we will refund the 
original purchase price. 


We positively guarantee the price of our plant to be lower than can be regu- 
larly secured from any other concern in the United States, considering the quality 
of material, amount of radiation, size boiler, etc., which we furnish on your plant. 
Don't let the matter of price which we quote you on your plant lead you to believe 
that there is something inferior about our material. We back every item on our 
entire heating plant, as far as quality is concerned, against any material of similar 
class on the market at the present time. 


Remember, when you get our proposition on your Heating Plant and you send 
us your order, you are protected absolutely and on the strength of our guarantee 
bond you have the privilege to return the entire shipment to our plant. at Chicago 
and we will pay all return freight charges and refund your money; if, on opening up 
the material, you do not find our claims as to quality, etc., on your plant entirely 
justified, you can have your money back, if you want it. 

You can therefore readily see that even though you are a thousand miles away 
from us, you have just the same protection as if you were right here yourself in- 
specting the material before you purchased it and seeing it loaded in the car. 


You have in your possession the complete detailed specification covering the 
entire plant and practically every minor item furnished on it. This specification is 
furnished with every proposition which we send out, and we have no desire to 
cover up even the most minute detail in connection with our plants. They are per- 
fect beyond question to the very last fitting. 


If you compare our price with any others that you may receive, please remem- 
ber the great importance of considering the amount of radiation and the size boiler, 
etc., on which we have figured for your plant. We have adopted a very liberal sys- 
tem of figuring our plants, and if you have ever had any experience in running a 
plant, you will certainly appreciate our judgment in this matter. We would much 
rather lose an order any time than sell a plant which would not be satisfactory. 

When we make you a proposition on a plant, you can rest assured that it is a 
plant that will be amply large for your requirements and one that you will never 
have to force, even in the most severe weather that you will experience in your 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago 43 


How is it possible for us to put out such a broad guarantee on these heating 
plants, leaving the matter of installing entirely in your hands, even though you have 
never had the least experience in steam fitting or installing plants of this kind? You 
will probably wonder how it is possible for us to offer such a one-sided proposition 
as we do. The secret of the entire matter is confidence. 

We have such absolute confidence in the merits of our plants and what they 
are capable of doing, that we consider the claims as advanced in our guarantee 
to be very mildly stated indeed. It is no guess work with us. 

We know just what our material is and we do not hesitate to make just claims 
for it, and as far as the work of the plant is concerned, we know just what tempera- 
ture you can expect in every room in your house, just as we know that two times 
two make four. 

If you have 'written us for an estimate and filled out our blanks, you have 
given us the total square feet of glass surface in each room and we can tell from 
your plans the exact amount of wall surface that is exposed and we' have the exact 
size of each room, and with this information in our possession, by application of 
proper formulas, we can figure out to a fraction the exact degree of temperature 
that you can expect with a minimum degree of temperature outside, and this de- 
pending upon the minimum temperature which you experience in your locality and 
which you furnish us with the information that we ask oil our blanks. 


Therefore, you can readily see that figuring according to this data, we know 
just what to expect from a given size radiator. Our expert engineers figure all 
this up very carefully, and there is absolutely no guess work whatever about the 
matter at any point on the entire plant. Even the most insignificant elbow on the 
system has been very carefully determined by the most up-to-date formulas in use 
for determining pipe sizes, etc., and everything is figured out to a scientific accuracy. 

Operating under such a system, you can readily see that, after all, it is not a 
hard matter for us to give j r ou such an absolute guarantee bond, as to what results 
you can expect from your plant, and successful working of your plant, after it has 
been designed under a system of this kind, is just as sure as the rising and setting 
of the sun. 


Our Mercurjf System of Hot Water Heating, which we use exclusively, is posi- 
tively the top notch of perfection for residence heating. We want you to read very 
carefully the detailed explanation of the theory and operation of our Mercury Heat 
Circulator, as given on page 25 of this book. 

This mercury device positively permits you to heat the water in your house to 
as high as 235 degrees in temperature, before it leaves the boiler, and this Mercury 
Heat Circulator is one of the strongest points of our system. 

When you purchase a Hot Water Heating Plant of us, you can rest assured 
that you are getting the most modern and up-to-date system in existence at the 
present time. There are positively no improvements that are known to engineering 
science up to date that are not embodied in our system of Hot Water Heating. 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 


No. 60 SERIES. 




Chioago House Wr ecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 45 


It is only proper that we should here say a word or two in regard to our Per- 
fection Boilers. The boiler is the very heart of the entire plant, and if the boiler 
is not right, the plant certainly will not be right. 

You have probably heard a whole lot of affrightening statements made about 
cast iron boilers; the sections will crack and the nipples that connect the sections 
will rust out, etc., and numerous other catastrophes that are sure to take place, 
according to manufacturers of steel boilers, if you put in a cast iron boiler. 


If these are facts, why is it that these very same manufacturers have come out re- 
cently with a line of cast iron boilers? They simply had to. The public demand 
compelled them. The people know what they want and tjheir judgment is generally 
infallible. It is results that count. If the cast iron boil<frs in use throughout the 
country were not doing excellent service and were not pre/erable to steel boilers, 
there would not be such a public demand, as compels these manufacturers to sit up 
and take notice, as they are now doing. 

If you take a cast iron boiler and a steel boiler and put them both, one along- 
side of the other, each operating independent plants, it would not take a very long 
time to. tell which was the superior boiler. It is a standing fact that steel is a 
substance which is very subject to rust. The same thickness of cast iron will last 
easily four times as long as the same thickness of steel, under any ordinary condi- 
tions, and especially under the very severe conditions which are met with in a 
heating boiler. 


We admit that cast iron will crack, but we also maintain that a cast iron boiler, 
made up in small sections with flexible connections, so as to allow for the expan- 
sion and contraction, has very little chance of giving trouble from this cause. In 
fact, the chance is about one in one hundred, and after you once get your boiler set 
up, you have a boiler that is good for a lifetime, which is certainly not the case 
with a steel boiler. 

The great trouble with steel boilers is that, owing to the intense heat of the 
fire, the connections at the end of the flues where they are corked against the steel 
boiler plate, are bound to deteriorate in a very short time and it will not be very 
long until you have a leaking boiler on your hands and one which will be a constant 
source of trouble and annoyance. Then it is a matter of putting in new flues, an 
expense of probably twenty-five or fifty dollars at least. Probably the shell of the 
boiler will stand for two or three sets of flues, but at the most about six to eight 
years is as much as you can ever expect out of a steel boiler and at the end of that 
time it Is practically good for nothing but the scrap pile. 


On the other hand, compare the cast iron boiler. You will never have to put 
in any new flues. There is absolutely nothing about the entire boiler that can pos- 
sibly deteriorate. Cast iron is practically rust proof, and when you put the boiler 
up it is there for a lifetime. You may have to put in new grates or something of 
that nature once in a while, but aside from this minor expense, your investment is 
a permanent one and one on which there will be absolutely no depreciation whatever. 

As far as the rest of the plant is concerned, the piping and fittings, etc., are of 
course not subject to such severe service as the boiler, where the intense heat is 
and they are certainly good for a lifetime. 

Therefore, when you put in one of our plants, you can safely say that you are 
putting something into your house that will outlive your building. 


The great weakness of cast iron boilers, according to steel boiler manufacturers, 
is the connecting nipples. We have only one answer to this statement and that is, 
that we will not hesitate to give you an absolute twenty-five year guarantee on the 
nipples of your boiler, if you want it. If at any time within twenty-five years after 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Bts., Chicago. 


No. 170 SERIES. 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., VV. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 



With the aid of the clinker door, it is possible to remove all dead coals or 
clinkers which may be in the bottom of the fire and too large to pass through the 
rocking grates. These clinkers can be removed bodily through this clinker door and 
this clinker door makes it practical to use such a deep fire pot, as we do in these 
boilers and does away with all disadvantages which such a deep fire pot might have; 
were it impossible to get at the fire underneath, as we are able to do with the aid 
of this clinker door. 


Every grate bar in our boilers is mounted on an axis and connects with a com- 
mon connecting bar underneath. This connecting bar is attached to a lever located 
at the side of the boiler, as shown in these illustrations and by operating this lever, 
every grate bar in the entire boiler can be made to rock and the top of the grate 
surface on which the fire bed rests is converted into a veritable grinding machine 
when these grates are being shaken and it only takes very little shaking of these 
grates to get all of the surplus ashes out of the fire bed and get the fire going with 
a bright red heat through the entire grate surface of the boiler. These grates posi- 
tively prevent any dead corners in these boilers, as any ashes that might collect in 
these corners will always find its way down and once it reaches these grinding grates, 
it is bound to be discharged into the ash box. 


All our Perfection Boilers are equipped with regulating check dampers located 
in such a manner that one damper counteracts the other and when connected on a 
chain system, they can be adjusted in such a way that when one damper is open, 
the other is closed, vice versa. This gives a maximum amount of control of the 
drafts and requires very little adjustment to increase or diminish the drafts to a 
very considerable extent, as may be desired. 


When an order is placed with us for a heating plant, every item that is necessary 
in connection with the boiler is furnished complete. If it is a steam heating plant, 
we furnish complete steam trimmings, including cast iron combination water column, 
try cocks, water gauge, complete with guard rods, gauge cocks, pet relief cock, etc, 
and cast iron diaphragm damper regulator with rubber diaphragm, working beam, 
chain and pulleys for regulating the dampers; low pressure steam gauge, complete 
with syphon and pop safety valve. All of these trimmings are high-grade and 
guaranteed flawless and each is fully tested before shipment. 

In the case of a Hot Water Heating Plant, we furnish the boiler complete with 
a straight Mercury Hot Water Thermometer and Altitude Gauge, with a red hand 
indicator, which can be set at the proper point where the system is found to be full. 


Every one of our cast iron boilers are assembled and the sections are connected 
together with zinc coated push nipples of proper taper and size to exactly fit the 
reamed tapered holes in the castings. These tapered push nipples, as has already 
been mentioned are fully .)4" deep away from the fire and the heat from the fire- 
can never come close enough to have any effect whatever upon them and they are 
absolutely protected against the action of the sulphurous gases from the coal. 
The way these nipples are protected in our boilers, render them as indestructible, 
as any part of the entire boiler and we are safe in saying that these nipples will out- 
last the boiler itself and the boiler is good for a lifetime. 






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2-2* in. 
2-2* in. 
3-2* in. 
3-2*. in. 

2-2* in. 
2-2* in. 
2-2* in. 
2-24 in. 

484 in 
48* in- 
48* in 
484 i«- 

58 in. 
58 in. 

58 in. 

59 in. 










50 Chicago House Wrecking Co.. W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago 


No. 170 SERIES. 





Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 


Cast Iron Sectional Boilers 
for Large Plants 

We are in position to furnish 
larger sized cast iron boilers, where 
larger plants are to he supplied 
than our No. 60 and 170 Series 
Boilers will he able to accommodate. 
For these larger sized plants we 
have a line of larger sized cast iron 
sectional hoilers. These boilers are 
brand new and of similar construc- 
tion to our other hoilers described 
on the preceding pages, except that 
the fire box is more extended, 
broader and shallower, as this con- 
struction gives better satisfaction in 
large boilers of this kind. 

Our 80 series boiler is designed 
similar to the sectional illustration 
as shown on this page. Our 90 
series boiler is a much larger type 
of boiler and has a greater number 
of flue spaces. We will be glad to 
submit complete sectional blue 
print of this 90 series boiler on re- 
quest. It is built of course for 
larger sized plants and is one of the 
best cast iron sectional boilers of 
the larger type on the market at 
f the present time. The prices 
quoted on these boilers are very 
low, considering their size and ca- 
pacity and their efficient construc- 
tion and design. We guarantee 
these boilers to give absolute satis- 
faction in every way. 

Dimensions and Prices as per Cut Shown on This Page 



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Price for 
Steam with 















$ 75.50 




$ 84.50 





Complete blue prints of this 90 series boiler will be furnished on application. 


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The above boilers are all shipped iu separate sections and can be set up right on the job- 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 



The sectional view 
shown herewith will 
give a very clear idea 
of the internal con- 
struction of our Series 
36 Boiler, the deep 
fire pot with enor- 
mous flue space ex- 
posed to the action of 
the heated gases. The 
heated gases surround 
the row of overhang- 
ing flues, and travel 
to the back of the 
boiler, then forward 
through the flue 
spaces on either 
side of the boiler, 
and double back 
through the large flue 
area in the centre. 
The deep fire pot in 
this insures the same 
slow, perfect com- 
bustion of the fuel as 
in our smaller boilers. 
The boiler also has 
the improved smoke box extension shown with our Perfection boilers 
These boilers are a very perfect hot water boiler as well as a perfect 
steam boiler. The clinker doors are large, and enable one to remove the 
clinkers without grinding them up to entirely clean out the fire box. The 
Water Boilers of this series are built practically the same as the Steam. 

Number of 

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of Boiler 

in Inches 


to O 






sq. ft. of 



W36- 6 









W36- 7 










W36-- 8 


36 x 45 









W36- 9 


















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36 x 63 










36 x 69 







See page 66 regarding ratings, guarantee, etc/ 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., 35ifl and Iron Sts., Chicago. 




Our No. 36 Series of 
Perfection Steam and 
Water Boilers are large 
size boilers embodying 
the same salient features 
of the No. 60 and No. 
170 Perfection boilers. 
These boilers have a 36 
in. grate and have the 
same deep fire box, so 
that the grate must be 
extra heavy. These 
grates are extra strong 
and have a rounding top 
that grinds up the clink- 
ers. These boilers are 
shipped in divided sec- 
tions. The divided sec- 
tions provide for all ex- 
pansion and contraction 
which in the large size 
boilers is a considerable 
item, and so add materi- 
ally to the life of the 
boiler. This boiler has 
been specially designed 
with a view of making a 
most perfect steam boiler 
for large size buildings. 
The separation of the 
steam from the water at 
the water line is par- 
ticularly perfect. 

We claim these boilers to be the most perfect of any on the market. 

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See page 66 regarding ratings, guarantee, etc. 
See page 73 for sectional view of boiler. 



Chicago House Wrecking Co., 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 

Ornamental New Radi= 



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Each Section 7f inches wide. Width of legs 8 


All Radiators containing 26 feet or under, 1 inch. 

All Radiators containing above 26 feet but not 
exceeding 60 feet, 1} inch. 

All Radiators containing above 60 feet but not 
exceeding 112 feet, 1* inch. 

All Radiators containing above 112 feet, 2 inch. 

New Radiation 












Height, inches.... 
Steam Radiation.. 
Hot Water Radi'n. 




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All Radiators containing 26 feet or under, 1 inch.. 
All Radiators containing above 26 feet but no't 
exceeding 60 feet, 1} inch. 

All Radiators containing above 60 feet but not 
exceeding 112 feet, 1* inch. 

All Radiators containing above 112 feet, 2 inch. 
Each Section is 9* inches wide; width of Lees. 
103 inches. 

Distance from floor to center of Tapping, 5 inches. 

Note. — In ordering, always mention whether for 
steam or water, and if for steam, whether for one 
or two pipe, or for atmospheric or vapor system 
For steam, one pipe tapping will be regularly sup- 
plied, unless otherwise specified. 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago 




Lot H 604. These prices include the tank, gauge cocks with 
brass body, iron wheels and protecting guards, as shown, 
but do not inludc the inlet or outlet fittings. 


10 in. x 20 in. 
12 ■ • x 20 in. 

' x 24 in, 
x 30 in 

' x 36 in 

■ x 30 in 
' x 36 in, 

■ x 30 in. 

■ x 36 in, 

• x 48 in, 

• x 60 in 

Square ft. of 












Price Tank and 

3 3.10 



No. H. 60S. Galvanized 

Perforated Floor Sleeves. 

Sizes, Prizes 

inches. each. 

j $0.30 

1 .35 
1} .40 
l| .45 

2 .50 
2i .55 


Hot Water Thermometers for Hot 
Water Boilers registering up to 220 
degrees, guaranteed accurate. We 
can furnish these straight as shown in 
the illustration herewith, each $0.75 

Angle for use on risers or circu- 
lating pipe, each , .$0.80 

Each Thermometer is sent out 
carefully packed in a separate wooden 
box, and is guaranteed accurate. Do 
not loosen to set screw nor attempt 
to change thermometer to face in 
different way. 


Altitude Gauge 
for indicating the 
height of the water 
in the system. The 
figures indicate the 
height of water in 
feet. The red hand 
is moveable. When 
you determine the 
height of the water 
to just fill the sys- 
tem correctly, set 
this red hand at 
that point, and 
then the indicating 
hand should be 
right on top of it. 
Any deviation of 
the pointer indicates change in level of the water. 
Price $1.25 


An excellent fire proofing used for covering 
boilers and other Steam and Hot water surfaces 
that are exposed. It is an excellent noncon- 
ductor. To apply simply mix with water to a con- 
sistency of cement and apply with a trowel. 

Put up in bags of 100 lbs. each. 

Price per bag $1.25 


desired lengths by dis- [[ SfTJEtiW^^M^^^^^^^T^* 1 ^ 

Adjust. Length 
2 to 10 in. 

Adjust. Length 
10 to 16 in. 

Size of 


Size of 


connecting two lower ^^ j J^^ ^^ 
screws. The mos t prac- ^Mj j|^r M? 
tical pipe hanger on r 
the market. Easy to adjust. Can be put up in one-half the time it 
requires by any ordinary hanger. 

1 in. 

11 " 

2 " 
2* '; 

3 " 
3i " 

4 " 









1 in. 
.11 " 

14 " 

2 " 

2£ *' 

3 " 




Nickel Plated Spun Floor and Ceiling Flanges. 

Size, inches h I 1 H 1* 2 

Floor flange, each .04 .04 .05 .06 .07 .09 
Ceiling, flange, each .06 .06 .07 .08 .09 .12 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 



In connection with our pur- 
chasing and dismantling, we 

secure large numbers of fine 

radiators. We have them in all 

styles, for steam and water; for 

factory, lesidence, public halls. 

and other purposes. If you will 

write us your requirements in the 

heating line, we will make you a 

proposition to furnish you all of 

the material necessary to install 

your plant. Write us your wants. ' 

We can save you money. At the 

present time our stock of rebuilt 4 

radiators includes anything you 

require.- They are in fine con- Pl P e Radiator, 

dition, have been rebuilt, and every radiator is tested under cold water pressure before 
shipment. You can purchase without hesitation. We guarantee them. Our stock 
consists of the following: 

Cast Iron Radiator. 


Our stock consists of 2 and 3 column steam and water radiators, ranging in heights 
from 18 to 45 inch. We can furnish almost anything required in 38 inch radiators, 
either 2 or 3 column. These radiators are standard size, and contain 4 sq. feet of heat- 
ing surface to the 2 column, and 5 sq. feet to the 3 column. They are very ornamental 
in pattern, and suitable for the best residence purposes. Prices as follows: 

For Steam. 

Heights up to 24 inch, price per square foot of heating surface SO. 18 

Heights from 24 to 32 inch, inclusive, per square foot of heating surface 17 

' All other heights, per square foot of heating surface IS 

For Water. 

Heights up to 24 inch, price per square foot of heating surface $0.18 

From 24 to 32 inch, inclusive, per square foot of heating surface 17 

All other heights, per square foot of heating surface 16 


These radiators are shown in the above illustrations. They are constructed of upi 
right lengths of standard black wrought iron pipe, usually 1 inch in diameter. They have 
fancy cast iron substantial bases, are fitted with return bends on top, and have a 
cast iron cover. We have them square, oblong and circular. They are, as a rule, 36 inch 
in height on an average, although we have some from 20 inch up ; also some that are much 
higher. They range in size from 15 sq. feet of heating surface up to 250 sq. feet of heating 
surface. The openings can be made any size required, and can be used on either single 
or two-pipe system. 

Price per square foot of heating surface , $0.13 


Made of 1 -inch standard black wrought 
iron pipe, with return bends and headers 
— splendid for factory heating. They are in 
various shapes, and ranging in sizes from 25 
to 200 square feet of heating surface to each 
coil. These radiators are computed on the 
basis of about 3 lineal feet of pipe to 1 square 
foot of heating surface. 
Price per square foot of heating surface. .$0.13 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago 




No. 19. Jenkens' Disc, 
Corner Radiator Valves 
with Union. Nickel Plated. 
Brand New. Left hand or 
right hand. In ordering 
be sure to state kind 
wanted. Illustration shows 
R. H. Corner Valve. 

ins. 1 114 1% 2 

ea. .91.00 $1.35 $1.76 $2.80 

No. 16. Jenkens' Disc, 
Radiator Angle Valves, 
with union. Nickel Plat- 
ed all over. 

Size, ins.. . ? 1 1\ 

Each $0.65 .80 1.10 

Size, ins 1'4 2 

Each $1.40 $2.25 

No. 8. Lock Shield Radiator Valves, Jen- 
kens' Disc, with unions. 

Size, ins % 1 1 % 1 % 2 

Price, each $0.65 $0.80 $1.10 $1.40 $2.25 

Keys extra, each .$0.08 

No. 44. Brand new Hot 
Water Radiator Valves. 
Quick opening. Rough body, 
nickel plated all over, with 
Size. ins... % 1 l 1 i 

Each 90.50 $0.62 $0.85 

Size, ins l»/ 3 2 

Each $1.25 $1.85 


No. 44. 

No. 45. Brand 
new. Solid brass. 
Nickel plated all 

Size, ins % 1 

Price, each $0.35 $0.44 

1 H 1 Vs 2 
$0.54 $0.70 $1.17 


No. 13. Compression Radiator 
Air Valves. All Brass. Brand 
new. Size, Vs inch. 

Price, each $0.09 

Per doz 90 


For Steam. 

Nickel Plated. 

Price, each 90.40 


This form of covering is offered as 
the most durable and effective molded 
non-conducting covering yet produced. 
It is absolutely fire-proof, and is made 
in sections of all sizes, three feet long, 
which are provided with a canvas jacket 
and metal bands to hold them firmly in 
place, can be easily applied by unskilled 
workmen. All that is necessary is to 
paste the canvas flap down firmly and 
put on the bands. 


Inside Price Per 

Diameter Section of 

of Pipe. 3 feet. 

1-2 inch $0.13 

3-4 inch IS 

1 inch 16 

1 1-4 inch - .18 

1 1-2 inch 20 

2 inch 22 

2 1-2 inch 24 

3 inch 27 

3 1-2 inch 30 

4 inch .36 

5 inch 42 

6 inch 48 

7 inch 60 

8 inch 66 


Inside Price Per 

Diameter Section of 

of Pipe. 3 feet. 

1-2 inch $0.14 

3-4 inch 16 

1 inch 18 

1 1-4 inch 20 

1 1-2 inch 22 

2 inch .' 25 

2 1-2 inch 27 

3 inch 30 

3 1-2 inch 33 

4 inch 39 

5 inch 46 

6 inch 54 

7 inch 66 

8 inch 72 

No. 593. Asbestos Cement in bags of 

100 to 125 lbs. each per bag $1.25 

Smaller qnantities, per lb 03 



Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 


Wc purchased the entire Heating Equipment of 

one of the largest buildings in Chicago. 

15,000 sq. feet of good sound second hand pipe 
radiation, runs in sizes 60 to 150 sq. feet to the 
radiator. Just the thing for heating factories, 
churches or large buildings of any kind. Every 
radiator fully tested and guaranteed steam tight be- 
fore shipment. 

This radiation is positively just as good as brand 
new in every way. While it lasts, we will sacrifice 
it at 13 cts. per sq. foot. 

You could not buy the Pipe alone for less than that. These are standard pipe 
radiators made up with upright pipes screwed into a cast iron base. 


( We have in our warehouse at the present 
time the following second-hand rebuilt 
radiators, which we will sacrifice at the 
prices quoted while they last. 

Do you intend to install a heating plant 
this season? If so, it will be well to look 
over this list carefully and select any 
radiators you can use. Remember, these 
radiators are just as good as new in every 
way, fully tested and guaranteed steam 
and water tight. These radiators will 
not remain long in our possession at these 
prices. Therefore, act at once. Check 
off the radiators you can use and send us 
your order. You do not need to have them 
shipped at once. If you prefer, we will 
tag them for you and hold them until you 
are ready to use them. With us, it is first 
come, first served. DO IT NOW. 

38-inch, 3-column STEAM RADIATORS, 

Radi- of Price 

ators Sections Heating Surface Each 

2 22 88 sq. ft $14.00 

4 20 80 sq. ft 12.80 

6 18 72 sq. ft 11.53 

1 17 68 sq. ft 

3 15 60 sq. ft 

4 13 52 sq. ft 

2 12 48 sq. ft 

1 11 44 sq. ft 

7 10 : 40 sq. ft 

1 7 28 sq. ft 

4 3 12 sq. ft 



We bought up the following entire job 
lot of brand new radiators at a bankrupt 
sale a short time ago and we are now clos- 
ing them out at the following prices. We 
do not break these radiators up. Sold 
just in the sizes in which they come. 

They are all offered subject to prior sale. 
If you can use any particular radiator in 
this list, telegraph your order at once, as 
it is liable to be sole! at any moment. 
Guaranteed steam tight, before shipment. 

37-inch,2-column,RABIATORS, brand-new 

Radi- Sec- Amt. of Heat- Price 

ators. tions. ing Surface. Each. 

47 20 90 sq.ft. ... S16.00 

43 19 77Jsq. ft. ... 15.30 

18 18 81 sq. ft. . . . 14.40 

32 17 761 sq. ft. ... 13.60 

35 16 '72 sq. ft 13.80 

19 15 67 J sq. ft. ... 13.00 

12 14 63 sq. ft. ... 11.30 

27 13 58J sq.ft.... 10.40 

/ 12..... 54 sq.ft.... 9.60 

41 11 49J sq. ft. ... 8.80 

1 10 45 sq. ft. . . . 8.00 

15 9 401 sq. ft. ... 7.30 


1 25 112 sq.ft.... 817.00 

7 20 901 sq. ft. • • • 16.00 

10 19 85 sq. ft. ... 15.30 

11 18 711 sq. ft. ... 14.40 

4 17...'.. 76 sq.ft.... 13.60 

5 16 721 sq. ft. ... 13.80 

7 15 67 sq. ft. .. . 13.00 

4 14 631 sq. ft. ... 11.30 


Send us a sketch and we will line up a plant for you that we will absolutely 
guarantee using this second-hand material and we can save you 50 to 75 per cent. 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts„ Chicago. 


Church and Theatre Heating 

LARGE JOBS— We are fully equipped to estimate and design the 
largest steam or hot water heating plant imaginable, no job is too large 
or too small for us. The larger the job, the more monej r we can save you. 

Our heating systems are scattered throughout the entire country, and among these 
you will find every size of plant from a 70 or 80 room hotel clown to a 4 room cottage, 
with a large scattering of school and church buildings which we equipped and on which 
the amount of radiation sometimes goes up into the thousands of square feet. 

In heating churches and theatres, a quite different problem is encountered from 
heating dwellings, offices and factories. It is necessary in planning a heating plant for an 
auditorium of this sort, to take into consideration the effect of heated currents of air in 
the acoustic conditions of the auditorium. It is a noteworthy fact that spoken sound 
will carry across an empty room very much better than across a room that is occupied 
by a large number of people. The reason for this is that all the atmosphere of the room 
is practically of the same temperature and is not chopped up into a great number of differ- 
ent strata and .currents. 

There is a certain amount of heat radiating from every human being in a room, and 
this forms an upward current of air and a large number of these break up the air in any 
room into a multitude of cross currents, which have their effect on the transmission of 
sound waves. This effect is increased by radiation poorly placed and this means a great 
deal in any auditorium, particularly the larger sized ones. 

If the problem is left to us, we will design a heating plant that will tend to equalize 
as much as possible all existing conditions, and not only heat the room but improve 
the general accoustic properties. A room of this size must be provided with perfect venti- 
lation, and for this reason a certain amount of indirect radiation is desirable, and a certain 
number of foul air outlets. All buildings of this sort should be provided with vent flues 
running from an opening in the wall near the floor, out through the roof. In old buildings 
where such provisions have not been made, we will suggest the best means of both heat 
and ventilation. 


In school house heating one of the most essential features is to provide for perfect 
ventilation with frequent changes of the atmosphere in the room. There should be from 
twenty to forty cubic feet of fresh air per minute admitted to these rooms, for every per- 
son occupying them. The air must be thoroughly warmed and ample provision must be 
made for removing the foul air, and this must be done without drafts or strong air currents 
in any part of the rooms. A combination of direct and indirect heating is the best for 
school house purposes. On receipt of school house plans our engineering department 
will make up plans and specifications as to how to secure the required results in heating 
and ventilating any school building. 


In larger school houses the best heating apparatus is the blower system, 
a position to figure and quote on this kind of apparatus, but it is rather expensive, 
except in larger city buildings is not particularly desirable. Electric current or s 
other motive power is necessary to operate the fans in the blower system. 


We are prepared to make estimates and design heating system for large buildings or 
for a number of buildings spread out over considerable ground, using exhaust steam for 
heating purposes, combined in a vacuum system. The vacuum system of heating can 
also be used where there is no exhaust steam. 

In the vacuum heating system, it is impossible to heat a number of buildings on differ- 
ent ground levels, conveying all the condensation back to the boiler. The steam is carried 
in a moderately high pressure boiler from 40 to 50 pounds pressure, and is reduced with, 
a pressure reducing valve and conveyed throughout all the different buildings to radiators, 
heating coils, etc., and all the condensation is brought back to the boiler room by means 
of a vacuum pump and is stored in a receiving tank. With a boiler feed pump* the hot 
water is removed from this receiving tank and forced into the boiler, thus using the same 
water over and over again, and feeding it hot into the boiler. On receipt of building plans 
we will make up estimates and specifications covering a heating plant of this kind. 

We are in 



Chicago House Wrecking Co., 35th and Iron Sts,, Chicago. 

Tubular Boilers 

We have always in stock any 
number of good rebuilt Horizon- 
tal Tubular Boilers, ranging in 
size from 30 inches diameter by 
8 feet in length up to 72 inches 
diameter by 20 feet in length: or, 
in other words, from 10 to 175 
horse power, with a capacity of 
1,000 to 18,000 feet of radiation. 
These boilers are thoroughly over- 
hauled before shipment. On large 
heating jobs we recommend their 
use. If you will give, us plans 
and information as outlined on 
page 46 of this book, we can bet- 
ter estimate your requirements, 
and will make you a proposition 
on a complete tubular boiler ready 
forinstallation. Can furnish these 
with or without domes. They are 
practical for either steam or hot 
water heating. Following are the 
general specifications of what we 
have to offer in these boilers: 


Nominal Horse Power 

Capacity, square feet, Direct 
Steam Radiation* 

Diameter, inches 

Length Tubes, feet 

Thickness Shell, inches 

Thickness Heads, inches 

Diam. Stack, if vertical, ins. . . . 


















































































*In computing water radiation add 40 per cent, to steam capacity. 
Where we furnish Horizontal Tubular Boilers to be set in brick work, we will furnish without additional 
charge blue print plans showing the brick setting. These boilers are particularly desirable in green house 
heating. We remodel steam boilers into water boilers for greenhouse heating when water is to be used. 
Our boilers when overhauled and rebuilt will give you practically as good service as new boilers, and our 
prices will be found very much less than new. We have boilers of the same general specifications as 
above in strictly first-class condition to be used for power up to 100 or 150 lbs. pressure. Write us for 
anything in this line that you may need. Prices on any of the above boilers furnished on application, 

Fire Box Boilers 

Our stock of 
Fire Box Boil- 
ers is con- 
stantly chang- 
ing, but we 
always have on 
hand upwards 
of fifty or one 
hundred boil- 
ers in varioua 
sizes for heat- 
ing jobs. We 
the use of these 
boilers where a 
low priced 
boiler is re- 
quired. These 
boilers are all 
i horoughly 
overhauled by 
us, carefully 
cleaned inside 
and out, and 
any repairs 
that may seem 
necessary t o 
put them in A I 
condition are 
made. We 

thoroughly test our boilers here and guarantee them. The Fire Box Boilers can be brck set as shown 
in above illustration, or can be set without brickwork. We will furnish the boilers with smoke box ex- 
tension and stack connection, so that they can be set without brickwork when desired. In steam jobs 
we furnish the boilers with a complete set of steel trimmings. Following is the rating of standard sizes: 

Diameter of Shell, inches I 30 

Length over all, feet J 6+ 

Size of Smoke Stack, inches. . . . „ 16 
Capacity, direct steam \ 900 

Capacity, direct water. 11400 






















11 + 














































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We have at the present time about 200 second-hand heating boilers that have come into 
our possession through dismantling the St. Louis Exposition or other large Institutions. 
Among these boilers are locomotive, fire box type, the horizontal tubular boiler, vertical 
tubular boiler, economic return tubular boiler, green house heating boilers and cast iron 
sectional boilers. All the boilers which we offer in this list will be put through our boiler 
shop, thoroughly overhauled, and cleaned inside and outside, and any repairs that may be 
necessary to put them in strictly first-class condition, will be made. We have facilities for 
building boilers and for thoroughly repairing them. Every boiler we send out will not 
only be thoroughly repaired, but will be tested to a hydrostatic pressure of at least Fifty 
Pounds, and fully guaranteed. If you do not find just what you want in this list, we will be 
glad to have you write us as to your requirements. 

In the fire box patterns we have the fol- 

No. J. 41. One Water Bottom Fire Box 
Boiler, 32 ft. x 9 in., with a capacity of 1,500 
ft. steam or 2,500 ft. hot water radiation. 
Complete with smoke box extension, smoke 
head door, fire door, ash door, grate bars, 
with two hand holes. This boiler is extra well 
braced. Total height of boiler 57 in., grates 
36x25 in., 26 3-inch flues. It was used for 
high pressure steam, and is made of very 
heavy boiler plate. 

No. J 42. One Fire Box Boiler, 42 in. x 9 
ft., capacity 2,200 ft. steam radiation. This 
boiler is not adapted for hot water, but would 
make a capital boiler for heating a green- 
house with steam. It has a dome and four 
handholes. It is extra well braced, horizontal 
seams double riveted. Has been used as a 
high pressure boiler. Grates 42 in. by 36 in., 
105 2-inch flues. Complete with smoke box 
extension and smoke head doors. 

No. J. 43. One Open Bottom brand new 
fire box boiler, 44 in. in diameter by 10 ft. 

3 in. long, capacity 3,000 steam or 5,000 feet 
hot water radiation. This boiler is made of 
| in. shell and 7-16 in. heads. Has 48 3-inch 
flues and fire box is 36x43 in. Fire door is 
10x15 in. Boiler has two hand holes in front 
of fire box at bottom and one at top. Has 

4 in. flow tap on top and 3 in. return tap 
on bottom and back of fire box. Boiler is 
without smoke box extension and is designed 
to be brick set. 

No. J 44. One Fire Box Boiler, 42 in. x 14 
ft. with dome, with a capacity of 3,500 ft. 
steam or 5,000 ft. of hot water radiation. 
Grates 36x50 in., 38 3-inch flues. Complete 
with fire door and ash door, smoke box ex- 
tension, and smoke head door. 

In the Horizontal Tubular Boilers to be 
set up in brick work, we have a very large 
stock, ranging in all sizes. The following are 
but a few of these boilers that will give you 
an idea of the price of the different sizes: 

No. J 401. One Horizontal Tubular Boiler, 
30 in. x 8 ft., capacity 1,400 ft. steam and 
2.100 water radiation. 20 3-inch tubes. 
Shell J-in. thick, heads f-in. thick. Boiler 
complete with smoke box extension, smoke 
head door, stack saddle, fire front, grate bars, 
bearing bars, back arch frame, ash door and 
frame, and with a set of fire tools. 

No. J 402. One 36 in. by 10 ft. horizontal 
tubular boiler with dome, and with manhole 
on top and one handhole in the end, 26 3-in. 
flues. Horizontal seams, double riveted. Ca- 
pacity 2,200 ft. steam and 3,500 feet hot 
water radiation. Same description as above. 

No. J 403. One horizontal tubular boiler 
42 in. by 10 ft. Has a dome and manhole. 
Has 48 3-inch flues. Made of 5-16 inch shell 
and f in. head. Horizontal seams double 
riveted. Complete with smoke box exten- 
sion, with front including fire and ash doors, 
bearing bars, grate bars, soot frame and door, 
and a full set of steam fittings. The boiler 
will be put through our shops and given an 
overhauling, all necessary repairs being made 
to put it in first-class condition. Capacity 
3,600 ft. steam and 4,200 ft. water radiation. 

No. J. 405. One horizontal tubular boiler 
42 in. by 18 ft. with dome and manhole. 5-16 
in. shell and | inch head. Horizontal seams 
double riveted, 34 3-inch flues. Has side lugs. 
Capacity 4,000 ft. steam or 6,500 feet hot 
water radiation. Furnished with smoke ex- 
tension, clean out door, two doors, ash frame 
and doors, soot frame and door with bear- 
ing bars and grate bars. 


We recommend these Second-Hand Horizontal Tubular Fire Box Boilers 
They are for all practical purposes, just as good as new. 


We are quoting Prices on these Boilers, which do not 
represent one-half their actual value. 

The above represents only a very small number of the boilers we have in our yard 
at the present time. We can quote you on practically any size boiler manufactured and 
we guarantee a saving of at least 50 per cent. 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Ikon Sts., Chicago. 

Our Whirlpool Draft Furnace. 


Chicago Souse Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron St 3 „ ChmabO. 


To meet the other conditions, where the climate is more steady and severe, we have 
desired otu • "ECONOMY" FURNACE shown in the accompanying illustration. 

manner possible. 

will develop when a very hot fire is being carried. 

This furnace will burn either hard or soft coal or coke and will hold a long, steady 
fire for 12 hours at a time. 

we can embody in two I urnaces all of the best points o t aes g iwiu u question 

represents the very top-notch of engineering perfection. 

The general principles set forth in 
the foregoing pages have all been recog- 
nized by heating engineers for many 
years past. However, it remained for 
us to properly analyze this problem and 
demonstrate the fact that if a furnace is 
to give the most efficient results it must 
be designed for the special conditions 
which it is to work under. We have 
divided these conditions into two 
classes, and from our long experience 
in this heating business we are sure 
that there is no need for any further divi- 
vision. By specializirg on these two 
particular furnaces and pushing their 
best features to the limit, at the same 
time cutting out all undesirable fea- 
tures, we can place these furnaces be- 
fore our customers with the absolute 
assurance that they will give perfect 

Prices below are F.O.B. our Factory in Mich. Will auoie Freight Prepaid or F.O.B. Chicago. 

Size of 

No. fire-pot 

~20 20-in. 

22 22-in 

24 24-in. 

26 26-in. 

28 28-in. 

Size of 


Height in cu. feet Weight 

Price Price 

without casing with double- 
casing, lined casing. 




700 lbs 
850 lbs. 

1,000 lbs. 

1,200 lbs. 

1,400 lbs. 

S3 7. 50 



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Chicago Souse Wrecking Co., W. SSth and Iron Sts., Chicago 

Our Whirl-Pool Draft Furnace 


1. Burns anything combustible. 
Hence low cost of fuel. 

2. Quick results from firing. 
Hence absolute independence of sud- 
den temperature changes. 

5. Whirling draft. Hence full 
heat value of fuel entirely obtained 

4. Very high ash pit. Hence 
grates can not possibly burn out. 

With the foregoing facts fully In mind it is not hard to appreciate the high degree of 
efficiency which is attained by our "WHIRL-POOL" DRAFT FURNACE shown in the 
accompanying illustration. 

For efficiency and durability under the changeable conditions outlined in the fore- 
going, and lowness of cost we back this furnace against anything ever before offered. 
Requiring heat one day, none the next, only enough to take the chill off the rooms in the 
early morning, and so on, this furnace shines out above all others. A handful of wood, 
cobs, newspapers, or anything combustible will take the chill off your rooms in 10 minutes, 
and, where wanted for a long time, the fire can be kept so low that seemingly no fuel is 
consumed. However, we do not wish to convey the impression that this furnace is exclu- 
sively a wood burner. This is one of the very points on which our designers spent their 
utmost efforts, and we have produced a furnace which will take the chill off your rooms 
with a few handfuls of shavings or will take on a heavy hard or soft coal fire to provide for 
a sudden drop in the mercury with just as much indifference. 

CHANGEABLE CLIMATE. Those are the points which our engineers have hammered 
on to the limit. If these are your climatic conditions you will make no mistake in select- 
ing this furnace. As to their general details, no stone has been left unturned. ■ The large, 
roomy combustion chamber permits the burning of anything combustible. The large 
firing-door will allow very large stumps or chunks of wood to be thrown into the fire 
without difficulty. The fire-pot has been molded in two separate parts, which does away 
with all danger of cracking and allows sufficient leeway for expansion and contraction 
when the fire is starting up or cooled off suddenly. Also note the deep ash-pit and the 
large casing for the circulation of the cold air. 

We furnish with each furnace a complete set of trimmings such as a regulator plate 
Trith chains and pulleys, etc., shaker, poker, check damper, cement and water-pan. 



Size of 

Size of 

in cubic 

wt. including 


Price with 














525 lbs. 








750 lbs. 








825 lbs. 








970 lbs. 








1125 lbs. 








1275 lbs. 

67 75 


The above prices are all f. o. b. cava our factory. 
to your station on request. 

We will quote you prepaid prices 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago 






Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago 


stove and become heated and then have tins box with pipes leading from it to the 
varies rooms. This is, in fact, nothing more or less than what' a hot air furnace really 

.. .nighi 
expected from certain arrangements of piping under certain conditions. The reason 
for this is, that the outside conditions have always to be met with. If the building is very 
loosely constructed and there are many openings around the windows and doors, it would 
not take a very strong wind from anyone direction to counteract the current of air 
which should pass through the furnace to the rooms and instead of the air circulating 
from the furnace to the rooms, the pressure of the wind will force the air back through the furnace 
For this reasotn the furnace never works properly in a building which Is of loose construction and Which 
is very hard to.heat. Also the arrangement of the piping and registers have a good deal to do with the 
proper working of the furnace. 

It would be too lengthy a matter for us to go into 
all the details in these pages. 

We will simply let this matter rest with the assur- 
ance that if the designing of the plant is left in our 
hands, we will locate the furnace and registers 
properly so that your particular conditions will be 
proprly met with and we will guarantee the furnace to 
do all that is claimed for it. 





As to connections, etc., these are very simple and 
they are much on the same order as connecting up 
an ordinary stove pipe. 

These details have been very carefully figured out 
by our engineers. 

We wish to say that a furnace can be installed in 
any old building as well as a new one. 

Our Whirlpool Draft Furnace. 

We furnish the wall stack or pipe in sections and it can be 
pushed up between the lath and platers from the basement of 
the building in each case and when you get it up to the proper 
point in the room up stairs, you can very easily connect on the 
proper registers without any difficulty. 

There are no.,solder joints or anything of that kind needed 
in connecting up a furnace; simply fasten the joints of wall 
suck to the register, etc., with cotter pins, which serve to hold 
the register and piping in place. 








Perspective View Showing How Stack 
is Connected in Wall, 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 67 

Simply start at the furnace and put on the pitch bonnet casing collars, and then 
follow on with one joint of pipe after another until the last register is set in place. 

To explain the actual construction of a furnace, it may be divided into three 
principal parts. First, the fire pot, which constitutes the actual body of the furnace 
proper, wherein the fire burns, and this is practically nothing more or less than an 
ordinary stove, and is just as simple in every way. 

The second part is the radiator ring, which encircles the top of the furnace. 
This ring has a division plate in the rear, so that the burning gases have to travel 
clear around this ring before going out into the chimney. It is one of the principal 
beating surfaces which heat the air in passing through the furnace. 

The third part is the casing which encircles the entire furnace, and in this we 
would also include the bonnet which caps the furnace, and this bonnet has a pitched 
conical side and it is out of this pitched side that all pipes are taken leading to the 
various registers. 

The casing is made out of galvanized sheet iron. The fire pot of the furnace k 
made out of cast iron, and the radiator ring in our Economy furnace is made out 
of cast iron top and bottom pieces, with sheet iron sides of heavy gauge. Our 
Whirlpool furnace does not have the radiator ring, but to make up for this it has 
a very large radiator steel radiator body, which is kept constantly heated, and this 
is more desirable when fuel of every miscellaneous description is to be burned in 
the furnace. The pitched bonnet is very clearly shown in the cut on the pre 
ceding page of our Whirlpool furnace, and the radiator ring, etc., is shown clearly 
in 'the cut of our Economy furnace. 

There is another circular casting at the bottom of the furnace*, called the base 
ring, and this is simply a frame around which the casing sets in place. It is a 
sort of support for the casing. 


The matter of setting up this furnace is as simple, in fact, simpler than setting 
up a stove. The first thing you do is to get the body of the furnace set in place 
and built up in a proper wa3 r , and everything bolted properly. Then get the casing 
unpacked and fitted in place. Put on the top bonnet with bolts, and that is all there 
is to it, except connecting up the smoke pipe, which needs no explanation. 

Then comes the matter of cutting the holes in the pitched bonnet top to con- 
nect the hot air pipes. The exact location and the exact size of all these holes are 
shown very clearly in our blue print plans, which we furnish with each furnace 
equipment, and you can simply pick out the casing collars out of your shipment, 
one of which is furnished for each size pipe leading out of the pitched bonnet, and 
you can take any sharp steel point and mark the exact size that the hole should 
be cut. After this is cut out, set the pitched bonnet collars in place as follows: 

By examining one of these collars you will note that the side that is supposed 
to fit into the casing is slitted all around to the extent of about ffi from the end. 
Take every alternate piece and bend it back, leaving the intermediate pieces pro- 
ject straight out. Then insert it into the opening that 3 r ou have cut in top of the 
casing, so that these pieces that you have bent outwards press against the outside 
of the casing and you can then bend the inside pieces over so they will press against 
the inside of the casing. You have then the collars set in place and something to 
start from. These collars, of course, are exactly the same size as the various size 
pipes leading out of the furnace, as shown in our plans, and you can simply put 
on a joint of pipe of proper size and continue until you come to the point where 
the register is to be set in the floor. Or, if it is a second floor register that is to 
be supplied, you will have a wall stack already set in place, to which connection is 
to be made. Connections are, as a general rule, made to all wall stacks with our 
No. 8 boot is shown in figure (1.) It is very simple to understand this boot. The wall 
stack comes right down and connects with the rectangular top and the hot air 
furnace pipe is connected on to it from underneath at the circular collar with an 
adjustable elbow. 



Chicago House Wrecking Co., \V. 35th and Iron Stg., Chicago 


Without this it would be almost a practical impossibility to do a good, neat 
job of piping in connecting up a furnace. A close examination of the elbows for 
connecting up this hot air pipe, as furnished to you in your furnace outfit after you 
receive it, will very soon make clear to you how it is possible to make practically 
any angular turn with this pipe leading from the furnace. Note that these elbows 
can be adjusted so that they will turn any angle from a straight piece of pipe to a full 
right angle of 90 degrees, and they can be so adjusted to form any angle in between 
these two extremes. You can very readily see that it is not a difficult matter to 
make these connections without any trouble whatever. Also, if it is necessary in 
running the pipe to make any angular turn of any kind in order to get around a 
brick pier or a chimney in the basement, it can be very easily turned at a close 
angle by using an adjustable ell at some intermediate point in the pipe. 

Figure No. 1 shows a No. 8 boot; a fitting extensively used in this work. 

This boot is used when it is desired to reach a second floor register, or 
if it is desired to reach a first floor wall register, as this rectangular 
top connects with the square-cornered pipe which is used going up between the 
walls. If the line of piping feeds a second floor register, it is necessary, of course, 
to use wall stack in the wall, and we furnish this stack of proper size, as is shown 
in our blue print plans, depending upon the size register it is supplying. We furnish 
this wall stack in assorted lengths ranging from 3 inches long to 2 and 3 feet, so 
that when you get to the end you can use the small pieces to make close adjustment. 
This saves the necessity of cutting up this square-cornered pipe. 

Adjustable Elbow 

Figure 3. 
Figure 2 shows our No. 14 stack head, 
which is used for a second floor 
register. It is laid flat between the joints 
with the square flange projecting up and 
fastened to the opening in the floor and 
the register sets right into this square- 

opening. It is necessary to use a square-cornered stack elbow to turn down when 
using this stack head, as shown in figure 3. 

Figure 2. 

Figure 4 shows our No. 10 stack head. This is used 
for wall registers, and is supposed to set in an upright 
posistion. You will note the ring clasps as shown 
in the illustration, which are for the purpose of holding 
the wall register in place. This stack head is always 
used for wall register. There are other variou fittings 
which are listed in the following pages, all of which are variously understood, and 
a little careful thought will very easily determine which of these fittings you need 

Figure 4. 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35tii and Iron Sts., Chicago. 



Each hot air pipe in our furnace 
equipment is furnished with a hot/ 
air damper, located near the furnace ~ 
so that you can control the temper- 
ature in your various rooms, and if 
there are any rooms you want heat- 
ed to a higher temperature vou can 
divert the current of air into 
such rooms by shutting- it off in the 
others. Also, each register in our 
furnace equipment is provided with 
a shut-off, which can he operated in 
the room. This avoids the necessity 
of going down into the basement to 
operate the dampers in the pipes. 
The dampers in the pipes are general- 
ly used for a sort of permanent ad- 
justment. In other words, after you 
gat the furnace set up, have all the 
hot air dampers open. Then, if in a 
course of a' week after you get the 
furnace going, you find that some 

Showing Stack, Boot and Stack Head 
in Partition 

Figure 1. 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago 



As to the equipment, you no doubt have already noticed that all of these fur- 
nace fittings shown in these illustrations, and also listed in this catalogue, are double 
fittings. They are made of double sheet iron with an air space between, so that 
they are practically fireproof, and if you will note the small openings in all these 
fittings, which are air holes where the air can circulate clear from the bottom of 
the stack up to the top, you will see that there is a constant circulation of air going 
on at all times, and this makes the stack cool and prevents any danger of fire. We 
do not sell any outfits with single wall pipe or single fittings of any kind, and it is 
well to keep this fully in mind when comparing our prices on our equipments with 
any other figures you may receive. 

We indicate on our plan which we furnish with each Hot Air Furnace which 
we sell, the exact size pipe to use in each case;- also the proper size register and 
the exact manner of running all the pipes, as already explained. 

We figure from the information which you give us, the size furnace you will 
need and we make you the lowest proposition we can on the complete equipment. 

THE ONLY ITEM we do not furnish with the complete furnace equipment 
that we quote you on, is the Cold Air Connecting Pipe between the Cold Air Eace 
and the Furnace. We, of course, are very willing to quote you on the complete 
equipment, including this Cold Air Conductor Pipe, but large plants outside Chi- 
cago, where it is necessary to ship the plant by freight, we do not recommend 
its use, for the simple reason that it is an impossible matter to ship this very large 
sized pipe without its becoming dented up and damaged in transit. We, of course, 
give you the full benefit of its omission in the estimate, and our estimate explains 
the fact that this is omitted and our price to you includes everything with this one 

We furnish the smoke pipe connection and the check damper, etc., and every- 
thing to the very last detail to install the outfit, according to our plans. 

We have found an excellent substitute for this cold air pipe and this is one of 
the strongest reasons why we omit it, that is, it is so easy to get along without it. 
Simply rig up an ordinary wooden box arrangement. 

You can carry this straight down from the cold air face to the basement floor 
line, then go right across and connect it into the bottom. of the furnace, connect- 
ing right on to the shoe on the bottom of the casing. 

This air that goes through this pipe is, of course, cold and there is no danger 
whatever from fire. The collar on the shoe carries you out 6 or 8 inches from 
the furnace, and at this point there is no dangei 

This wooden box arrangement is used practically by all our customers who 
have their plants shipped any considerable distance and it gives absolute satisfac- 
tion in every way. 

We always furnish the cold air face of proper size to supply enough cold air, 
so that all the registers will be properly supplied and the area of the cold air face is 
equal to the combined area of all the hot air registers on the plant, which neces- 
sarily has to be supplied. 


We absolutely, guarantee every furnace which we sell to heat the building for 
which it is figured, so that you are taking no chances whatever in the matter. 
We guarantee the circulation to be perfect to all the registers, also we guarantee 
the entire equipment to be brand new and perfect in every way and we guarantee 
safe delivery. 

If for any reason any part of the equipment should become damaged in transit, 
simply have your freight agent at destination make an acknowledgment of the fact 
on the expense bill and we will take the matter up with the railroad company and 
see that settlement is made in full. We will not delay you in duplicating the parts. 
but will send you new parts to replace the damaged ones immediately. 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Ikon }3ts., Chicago 


We completely equipped this Cozy Little Home in Iowa with one of our "Economy" 
Furnaces, No. 20 and all of the necessary apparatus for $68. OO 



Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago 



We furnished this Cottage in Ohio complete with one of our "Economy" Furnaces 
and all equipment for $66.50, guaranteed temperature 70 degrees in all the rooms con- 
nected with the Furnace. 



recisterN 1 

Dining room 


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second floor 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Btb., Chicago 



This One in California was completely furnished with one of our "Whirlpool" Draft 
Furnaces, No. 434, and all the necessary additional equipment, for a sum of $48.10. 
Not much more than the cost of a good heating stove. 





We can furnish this house complete with one of our brand new furnace equipments 
guaranteed large enough to heat the entire building to a comfortable temperature in all con- 
ditions of weather, based on Chicago climate, for only $99.50. 
This will include registers as follows: 


Living Room 12 ft. 6 in. x 15 ft. 6 in 1 Floor Register. 

Dining Room 11 x 14 1 Floor Register 

Hall 9x15 1 Floor Register 

Hall to be furnished with a cold air face of proper size to handle the entire equipment. 

Chamber lift. 9in.xl3ft. 6in. . . 1 Wall Register Chamber llft.xMft.. . 1 Wall Register 

Chamber 6 ft. 6in.x 9ft. 3in... 1 Wall Register Chamber 9ft.xl0ft... .1 Wall Register 

^ The furnace we will furnish on this equipment is our No. 24 Economy Hot Air 

Furnace, which is positively one of the best on the market at the present time. Tins furnace 
will be furnished complete with double lined casing and top bonnet, etc., and is also tapped 
to receive a water coil so you can heat water for domestic purposes, if you wish to do so. 
In addition to the above, we will furnish everything necessary to install this entire 
Hot Air Heating plant in this house in a first-class workmanlike manner, including all neces- 
sary tin hot air pipe, wall stacks, booths, offsets, register boxes and fittings of every des- 
cription that will be required to make all connections; everything with the exception of the 
cold air connecting pipe between the furnace and the cold air face. This you can build your- 
self out of an ordinary wooden box according to instructions which we furnish. 

We also furnish with this outfit the smoke pipe connection between the boiler and 
the chimney, and dampers for all the hot air pipes, 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 



For only $116.55 we can fit this house out, complete with a modern, up-to-date Hot 
Air Heating Equipment, including a register in every room. This is a rather large size 
house, 25 ft. wide by 36 ft. deep and contains 7 rooms; bath-room and two halls. 


The Registers furnished with this Equipment are brand new Black Japanned Hot 
Air Registers with shut-off attachments. The registers will be placed in the following rooms; 


Living Room 14x15, 1 floor register. Kitchen 9x10 ft., 1 floor register. 

Dining Room 13 ft. 6 in. x 14, 1 floor register. Hall 8x12 ft., 1 floor register. 
One cold air face, also to be placed in this hall of proper size to take care of the apparatus. 


Chamber 11 ft. 6 in. x 12 ft., 1 wall register. Chamber 8 x 12 ft., 1 wall register. 

Chamber 8x11 ft. 6 in., 1 wall register. Chamber 14 x 15 ft., I wall register. 

Bath-Room 5 ft. 6 in., x 8 ft, 1 Wall register. 


The Furnace wo include in this equipment is one of our No. 26 Economy Hot Air 
Furnaces with double lined casing, top bonnet and all necessary attachments, including 
smoke and pipe outfit, dampers, etc. and chain regulators. 

In addition to the above we will furnish everything to complete the entire equipment 
with the exception of the cold air connecting pipe between the furnace and the cold air face. 
This you can build yourself out of an ordinary wooden box according to instructions which 
we furnish. 

76 Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 

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First get our information blank. Read this information blank over very carefully and 
answer every question as fully as possible. Do not slight any of these questions as it is 
necessary for us to have all this information in order to properly determine the size furnace 
you will need, the size pipe in each room, where the registers should be located, etc. If 
any of the question in regard to the direction of the winds, the construction of the walls, 
or concerning the surroundings, etc. are slighted we of course will not be in position to 
figure accurately the size plant you will require. 

In addition to the information called for on this blank it is necessary for us to have a 
small sketch of the floor plan of your house, something similar to the plans shown on the 
forgoing pages. This does not need to be drawn to scale; you can sketch it off with a 
pencil, and as long you indicate the exact size and location of each outside door and window 
on this plan, and mark the name of each room, giving us the size of same, this is all we 
rill require. You might also mention any rooms which you do not wish to heat. 

When you have this information blank properly prepared you can mail it to us and we 
will immediately turn the entire matter over to our engineers'who will carefully go into 
details and figure out the exact size registers you will require in each room, just whre it 
should be located, etc, and we will make you an interesting proposition on the entire outfit 
by return mail. We, of course, will be glad to have any suggestion which you may wish 
to offer so that we can give same their due consideration. 

We make no charge for this Estimate. 

This service on the part of our engineers is given absolutely gratis to our customers. 
We are so positively sure that we will have your order on the basis of the prices which we 
are in a position to quote you, that we are willing to go to all this trouble for nothing if you 
are convinced that it is not to your interest to favorably consider our proposition. 

After we have our estimate completely prepared we then submit our proposition to you, 
and after it meets with your entire approval, you send us in your order with a remittance of 
about S25.00, to bind the bargain, and we then turn the entire proposition over to our 
Engineering Department who again go into the matter and carefully lay out the complete « \ 

blue print plans of the entire apparatus showing just how all piping will be run, etc. In 
addition to these blue prints we furnish you all the necessary instructions covering every 
connection on the entire plant. 

It is in the designing of the plant that we spend the greatest time and effort, and all 
the information you furnish us is carefully considered, so that you can readily see the im- 
portance of giving us all the information possible if you wish to have your furnace designed 
to give the most efficient results. 

After these plans are completely prepared we make up the entire bill of material in 
accordance with these plans and we send the order through so that when the plant reaches 
you it will correspond exactly with the blue prints which we have by this time mailed you. 
You will know just where to start, and you can follow our blue prints right through until 
the very last register is connected up. 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 




We are in a position to furnish ycu with absolutely 
everything that will be required to completely equip your 
home with one of these furnaces, to the very last detail. 
We have given just as much careful thought and study 
to the manner of installing this equipment as we have to 
the furnaces themselves. Every fitting and register, etc. 
is designed in the most scientific manner possible. The 
wall pipes which we furnish with our furnaces are all 
bo constructed that there is 1 inch air space sur- 
rounding the entire pipe, and the registers are especially 
designed to work in harmony with this feature, being also 
of double construction, so that there is constantly going 
on a complete circulation of air between the two casings 
at all times. The air entering at the bottom of stack 
through holes provided for the purpose, and passing out 
p* the top through similar holes in the floor and wall 
:egisters, forms an absolutely fire-proof insulator and does 
away with any possible danger. This feature can readily be 
understood by referring to the accompanying illustrations 
which show a section of the wall casing and two of the 
numerous forms of registers which are required in the aver- 
age dwelling. 

There is another feature which we have given especial 
attention in designing this apparatus, and that is 


We realized fully that these furnaces, in the majority of 
cases, would have to be set up by our customers them- 
selves, and we have arranged the sections in such a simple 
manner that a fourteen-year-old boy could, without any dif- 
ficulty, set up the entire apparatus with the aid of the very 
clear instructions which we furnish. The item of labor in 
installing one of these furnaces is practiclly not to be consid- 
ered. You can set the entire plant up in five or six 
evenings, and the work is so easy that it is mere pastime. 
Furthermore, when you get it installed you will have a fur- 
nace which you can depend upon to give results, and you can 
rest assured that it will be installed right. You cannot pos- 
sible go wrong; the exact location of every register and the 
exact size of every pipe is carefully determined by our highly 
skilled engineers who carefully consider all of the conditions 
as explained in the information blank which you furnish us 
to get our estimate, and everything is determined with scien- 
tific accuracy. If you let the job to your local tinner 
who has not had the scientific training necessary for design- 
ing a furnace of this kind he would probably locate the reg- 
ister in some corner of the room, which might look all right 
to him but under the conditions which the furnace would be 
working you would find after you tried to heat this room in 
certain kind of weather that it would be absolutely impos- 
sible to get the air to circulate in this direction. For this 
reason it is a very important matter where 
these registers are located, and the prevailing 
winds in your locality, the construction of 
your building, the surroundings, etc. all have 
to be carefully considered and weighed. 

We take this entire responsibility upon 
ourselves, however, and when you get the 
furnace and your working drawings, this has 
all been carefully figured out for you, and all 
you have to do is to follow our blue prints, 


We loan you all necessary tools, of which 
there will be very few, required to connect 
up all the piping. You will be at no expense 
Whatever for these tools except for the 
Igpeiae of return freight charge. 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 



Black and Galvanized. 

Always in stock. Every piece carefully teste J. Unless otherwise ordered, bla^k pipe, 
random lengths, with threads and couplings, will be shipped. 
Prices subject to change without notice 

Inside Diam. ' 

% inch 

Vi " 

M " 



1V 2 " 


2V 2 " 


#H " 





Outside Diam. 

Thioknes* Par Foot 

. . 67 inch 

. .ODl inch . . 0.5G. 

.0.84 " 

. .100 ' 

' .. 0.84. 

.1.05 " 

. .113 ' 

' .. 1.12. 

.1.31 " 

. .134 ' 

' ..1.67. 

.1,66 " 

. .140 ' 

' .. 2.2-i. 

.1.9 " 

. .145 ' 

* .. 2.68. 

.2.37 " 

. .154 ' 

' .. 3.61. 

.2.87 " 

. .204 ' 

4 .. 5.74. 

.3.5 " 

. .217 ' 

' .. 7.54. 

.4.00 " 

. .226 ' 

' .. 9.00. 

.4.5 " 

. .237 ' 

1 ..10.66. 

No. of Threads 
Per Inch 
of Screw 






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Per Foot 

Per Foot 

Black Pipe 

Galv. Pipe 

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. .07. . . . 


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. .11.... 


. .17 . 
. .23 . 

. .28 

. .32 


For Steam, Water, Gas and Oil. It is of a second-hand nature, but is thoroughly 
practical for further use. It is all carefully inspected before shipment, being re-threaded, 
oiled and complete with couplings. It comes in random lengths, up to about 20 feet. We 
make an additional charge when ordered in special lengths, as noted below. 

Pipe ordered cut to specified lengths, is not furnished with couplings. 

Inside Diam. 

% inch . , 

y* " .. 

1 " ., 

m " . 

2y 2 " V. 

3 " ... 

Approximate Weight 
Per Foot 

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Price Per Foot 

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Inside Diam. Per Foot Price Per Foot 

3M inch 9 lbs. 





• 12H 

• 14H 

• 18M 

• 28M 

, .24 
, .28 
, .33 
, .67 
, .85 
, 1.05 


Second Hand — In Good Condition. 
For Ice Manufacturing, High Steam Pressure, etc. 

Size Approximate Weight 

Inside Diameter Per Foot 

M inch 1.39lbs , 

1 " 2.17" 

IH " 3 " 

Price Per Foot 





We make the following additional charges for threading and cutting pipe to special 
lengths ; price quoted is per thread. Couplings for special lengths pipe will be charged 
tor extra. 

Size. Diameter.. % y 2 % 1 1% 1% 2 
Price, per thread lQc 15c 

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Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 

Greenhouse Heating Apparatus. 

Boiler Flues for Piping. 

it hi 

We carry a large stock of material suitable for heating green- 
houses. In heating greenhouses the consideration of the cubical 
contents may be overlooked, as the glass exposure is so great as to 
constitute almost the sole cause of loss of heat. We do not consider 
steam in a greenhouse as good as hot water, but it has some advan- 
tages in very large greenhouses. We would, how ever, never recommend 
steam for houses having less than 2,000 square feet of glass. 

In a hot water greenhouse heating system, the best thing to use 
for radiation is 4 inch pipe. It contnins one square foot of heating 
surface to each lineal foot of pipe, and there is such a large volume 
of water held in this pipe that it is a safeguard against sudden 
atmospheric changes on the outside. All things considered, we con- 
sider 4 inch boiler flues the finest of all pipe to use for greenhouse 
heating. We furnish these boiler flues in random lengths from six to 
twenty feet each. They are joined together with sleeve couplings, as 
we show in the above illustration with calked joints. These sleeve 
couplings are made of larger diameter wrought iron pipe so that there is 
no danger of splitting them even though they are tightly packed. 
These boiler tubes are used in connection with cast iron greenhouse fit- 
tings with hub ends, as we show elsewhere in this catalog. 

Price for specially selected boiler tubs in random lengthes, 

thoughly cleaned, with sleeve couplings 15 cents per foot 

Price for the boiler tubes only, without the sleeve couplings 

10 cents per foot. 

Boiler Flue with 
sleeve couplings. 

Sectional veiw 
showing joint 


We are also in a position to furnish these boiler flues with special casing thread, and with 
threaded coupliiiRS, so that they can be made up the same as threaded' pipe is made and can f- 1 ill be 
used with the calked joint greenhouse fittings at the end of the run. These boilers flues are pract- 
ically the same strength as wrought pipe. They are lighter and are furnished lor much less money" 

Price, 3 J inch, threaded as above, including the couplings, per foot $0.14 

Price, 4 inch, threaded as above, including the couplings, per foot IS 


We have two hundred boilers on hand, suitable for greenhouse heating, in the following types. 

Cast Iron Sectional Boilers. Locomotive Fire Box Boilers. 

Horizontal Tubular Boilers. Kroeschell Greenhouse Boilers. 

Herbert Return Flue Boilers. 

Price on these boilers quoted on application. 


If you will send us a sketch of your greenhouse, showing the location of the benches, preferred location 
of the boiler, location of the door, etc., we will figure up for you a complete greenhouse heating 
plant, ah the pipe, pipe fittings required, the boiler, with or without tmokestack, and all the 
valves, etc., to install the complete plant and make you a special quotation. 


In heating greenhouses the consideration of cubical contents may be overlooked, as the glass 
exposure is so great as to constitute almost the role cause of loss of heat. To heat, a greenhouse 
from 50 to 60 degrees night temperature in zero weather with hot water using our Mercury Heat 
Circulator we would figure one square foot of radiation to 3* square feet of glass. To heat a 
greenhouse from 60 to 70 degrees, one square foot of radiation to 2\ square feet of glass. In 
figuring steam plants, we figure twenty-five per cent less heating surface than with hot water. 

Ask for Prices on Greenhouse Sash, Pipe cut to length, Rubber Hose, Etc. 


Chicago House Wreckin g Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 83 

A Heating Plant For Greenhouse! 

We Can Quote You a Price That Will Surprise You. 

We Guarantee Every Plant We Sell. 

We make a specialty of greenhouse heating plants. We have fur- 
nished all of the material and made all the plans for some of the largest 
greenhouses in the country. 


to the very last detail that you will require, and especially are we in 
p6sition to quote you very low prices at this time, owing to the fact that 
we recently bought up, at a Receivers' Sales, an enormous quantity of 
greenhouse fittings which we are now disposing of at prices that do not 
represent the actual cost of manufacture. 

By working in these fittings on your plant and our 4-inch threaded 
boiler flues, together with a good sound Horizontal Tubular or Fire Box 
Boiler, we can save you anywhere from 50 to 75 per cent on your green- 
house heating plant. 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago 

84 Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago 



To Beginners— Are You Starting in the Business? 

We can make your capital go further than you ever estimated. Let 
us know the size house you are building. Send us a sketch, mark the 
benches and the total square feet of glass, also where you want boiler 
located. Our engineers will figure a plant for you and we will send 
specifications and a complete proposition by return mail. There is no 
better paying business than a good greenhouse. We make it possible to 
start with a limited capital. 


Is your present capacity too small? If it is, you are losing good busi- 
ness. Increase it. It is not hard to add on another house or two. We 
can arrange it so that you will not have to disturb one fitting on your 
present greenhouse and if your present boiler is too small, we can furnish 
you with a larger one at a very reasonable figure. 

We furnish complete plans and loan you tools if you desire. Our very 
clear instructions and plans which are almost pictures, are very easy to 
follow and any ordinary mechanic can do the work for you, 


We are in position to furnish the most up-to-date system of hot water 
heating known to engineering science at the present time. 

This system combines all the advantages of a steam and hot water 
plant and does away with the disadvantages of both. The circulation of 
the system is increased over 50 per cent by using our mercury heat circu- 
lator, and by getting a much higher temperature i i the water the effi- 
ciency of the plant is advanced to the highest possible point. 

If your present heating plant is not large enough to heat your green- 
house properly, add one of our mercury heat circulators to your system 
and you will be surprised at the change which will result. 

We furnish complete instructions with each mercury heat circulator 
showing how to make all connections, etc. 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 


A Boon to Greenhouse Men. 


From the very nature of our buisiness, our ability to furnish you with a good boiler 
for a price before unheard of, is undisputed. The entire country is our field. We buy 
up boilers everywhere. There is a constant stream of them coming in and going out of 
our plant all the time. We always have in our yard from one to two hundred to select 
from. Some of these have seen only one year service and a large percentage of them 
are only three years old. 

We would rather lose an order any time than send out a boiler that would not give 
satisfaction. Every boiler which comes into our plant is immediately subjected to a rigid 
inspection. If it does not stand up to the reqirements, it is consigned to the scrap pile. 

Those boilers which pass inspection are taken to our boiler shop, which we have fully 
equipped with the latest tools and devices and tested to the high pressure before they leave 
our plant. No boiler is allowed to go through incomplete. Any missing casting or grate bars 
or other parts are always secured and furnished by us, unless otherwise agreed. 


These boilers have never yet been surpassed for fuel economy and simplicity. The 
most expert authorities admit that this boiler stands alone on these two points. 

We back this form of boiler for greenhouse heating, against any of the special boilers 
on the market at the present time. The only advantage that can be claimed in favor of 
these special boilers, is the fact that they can be set lower. We can show you how to 
arrange these Tubular boilers with a low setting and we will guarantee just as good results. 


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We always have on hand a large assortment of Fire Box Boilers. This form of boiler is 
the most economical yon can install, the entire fire box being surrounded by water. 
Every heat unit in the fire is taken up. These boilers can be set as shown in this illustra- 
tion so that the entire outside of the boiler is used as heating surface, or, you can arrange 
it so that no brick work whatever is required, the boiler being entirely self-contained. 
This latter arrangement would get away from any further expense in setting and there would 
be no- further cost, except the actual cost of the boiler. 


For a small greenhouse where it is impossible to use these larger forms of boiler we 
recommend our small cast iron Perfection boilers. You could not possibly use a better 
boder. Cracking of the casting is an impossibility in a small boiler of this kind. They ar j 
compact, self contained and easily handled. These boilers have a very deep fire pot and 
hold fire for twelve hours at a time. 


We always have on hand several hundred thousand feet of second hand pipe and boiler 
tubing of every description. Every length of this pipe that we send out for further service 
is carfully inspected before it leaves our plant. All defective lengths are carefully cut out 
and discarded. We furnish all our standard black wrought iron pipe with brand new threads 
and couplings, no old threads are allowed to pass through. This pipe is for all practical pur- 
poses just as good as brand new. You can make a large saving by using this material and 
when your plants is installed, it will give you just as good satisfaction as if it were 
brand new, 


We are the originators of this idea. As a heat radiator and economical piping for 
greenhouses, this tubing has never yet been surpassed. We have already sold hundreds of 
thousands of feet of it to greenhouse men and it gives universal satisfaction. We can fur- 
nish this tubing with threads and couplings and it can be made up just like standard pipe. 


We can save you 40 per cent on your plant on the fittings alone, owing to the very low 
prices that we can quote you on these fittings. If you will need any fittings, be sure and 
send us a list and get our figures before taking any action. 

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No. 100. 

Return Bend, 

Hub Outlet, each, 80o 

No. 101, 

Return Band, 

Spigot Outlet, each, 80c 

No, 108. No. 109. 

Cross With Hubs, ea., 80c T Branch Hub Ends, ea., 60o 

No. 102. 
Return Bend, 
Single Hub, 
each, 60 o 

No. 103. 

Return Bend, 

Double Hub, 

each, 68o 

• No. 110. 

*i-Bend, Double Hub, 

each, 27o 

No. 111. 

H-Bend, Double Hub, 
each, 27c 

No.. 104. Triple Elbows, each, $1.25 

No. 106. 
"H" Branch, 3 Hubs, 
each, 60c 

No. 112, Quadruple Elbows, each, 51.50 

No. 106. 
Double Elbows, each, 90o 

No. 113. 

Greenhouse Butterfly, 

Valve, each, $3.50 

No. 114. 

Greenhouse Valves 

each, $5.50 

No. 115. 

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Brooder House Heating Plants. 


The illustration on page 49 shows in full a hot water heating plant for a chicken brooder 
house. As the plant is designed, it is supposed that the house will be fifty feet long, sixteen 
wide and eight feet high at the highest point. It would have a submerged walk some twelve 
or fourteen inches below the floor of the brooder pens proper, four feet wide, and the floor 
space of the brooder pens would be twelve feet wide, and it will be partitioned across part 
way to the ceiling dividing the brooder pens from the walk. The line of pipe running through 
the center of the brooder pens is supposed to run through the hover which will be made six- 
teen inches wide and twelve inches high, and the top will be covered over with boards having 
suitable vent slides in them and the two sides protected with little canvas curtains that can 
be dropped down so as to keep this space within the hover at a temperature of 90 to 100 
degrees. There is one 2" flow running from the boiler to the manifold at the further end of 
the brooder house and then the returns come back in four V/ pipe. There is an auxiliary 
heating coil controlled with valves placed in the walk and in very severe weatlier this can be 
used to raise the general temperature of the brooder house to a satisfactory degree of heat. 


The plant we illustrate is Our Brooder House Heating Outfit No. 1, and is for a fairly 
large house and contains one of our No. 64 Perfection cast iron sectional heaters, and the 
necessary pipe to install the outfit as shown in our illustration in a fifty-foot house, and we 
will furnish all the material to install this plant just as we show it, with the exception of the 
smoke pipe for the heater for. $95.00 

We can furnish larger outfits than this and will submit prices on application. 


We have plants for smaller houses than this. Our brooder heating outfit No. 2 con* 
sists of heating apparatus for a house of the same width and height as above, but twenty- 
five feet long and is without the auxiliary heating coils in the walk. For this house, we figure 
one of our No. 15 tank heaters. This has a fire pot thirteen inches in diameter and twelve 
inches deep, fitted for seven inch smoke pipe and has \\" inlet and outlet connections. It 
has a flat top on which you can place a boiler to mix and cook chicken feed. It is equipped 
with the best shaking grate and will easily supply all the heat needed for the brooder coils 
for this size house in the coldest weather. Our special price of this complete outfit, consist- 
ing of the No. 15 tank heater and expansion tank and all the necessary pipe and pipe fittings 

to install this as shown in the illustration for a twenty-five foot house is $45.00 


Brooder house heating outfit No. 3 is for a brooder house fifty feet long, sixteen wide 
and eight feet high, same as the above two houses, with only the heating coils in the hover, 
without the auxiliary coils in the walk. This consists of one of our No. 16 heaters, which 
has a fire pot thirteen inches in diameter and fifteen deep and fitted for seven inch smoke 
pipe and l\" connections. It has the same flat top as described above, so that it can be used 
for warming or cooking the chicken feed, and our special price for this outfit, consisting of 
the heater, expansion tank, pipe and pipe fittings to install the coils as shown in our draw- 

ingsis ■ $55.00 


Brooder house heating outfit No. 4 consists of material for heating a twenty-fivo foot 
house with the hover coils and auxiliary heating coils in the walk. This is just as we show 
in our illustration, except that the house is but twenty-five feet long instead of fifty feet. 
The heater is one of our No. 17 tank heaters which has a fire pot thirteen inches in diameter 
and eighteen inches deep, fitted for seven inch smoke pipe connections. It has the samo 
flat top as the others so that the poultry food may be cooked on it. We will furnish all the 
material for this outfit except the smoke pipe, material consisting of the necessary pipe and 
pipe fittings to install both coils as shown in our drawing, expansion tank, etc., for. . . ,$7Q,Q0. 

Chicago House yVrecki^u 

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It is not the purpose of these pages to make professional plumbers or steam- 
fitters of our customers. 

We simply want to show you that if you are wise you can save yourself any- 
where from 30 to 60% on a plumbing system or a heating plant for your home. 

When you have read this book over carefully, placed your order with us and suc- 
ceed in getting your material successfully installed in spite of your plumber's refusal 
to have anything to do with it and our purpose is accomplished. 

If you do not care to do the actual work yourself get posted on the general 
principles as brought out in these pages, locate some ordinary mechanic in your town 
and with your coaching and over- seeing the work you will be able to get a much 
better job done than you would if you let the contract out to a plumber. This is 
an absolute fact. It is being demonstrated every day. It stand to reason. In our 
office we have a force of highly skilled experts and you receive the entire benefit of 
this service. We prepare all the plans for you and every pipe size, elbow, tee, etc. 
is shown so plainly that it would be impossible for you to go wrong. Furthermore 

We are not in this business for a day or a week; the volume of our business is al- 
most doubling every year. Our guarantee means something and when we make the 
statement that you can install your own material we mean what we say, We operate 
with immense capital and buy in enormous quantities at very close figures. 

This is our position and we want to give as many people as we possibly can the 
entire benefit of it. We sell at prices that are absolutely beyond competition. Compe- 
tition does not bother us. We have had hundreds of our customers tell us in the 
past that if they understood fully how to install their material they would not for 
one moment hesitate to place their order. 

These are the people whom we want to reach. Up to the past few years the 
large percentage of our plumbing business has been done with people who have had 
considerable knowledge of plumbing, and a very large percentage with professional 
plumbers who considered our prices better than those offered by wholesale supply 

People are coming to realize more and more that the installing of a plumbing 
system or a heating plant is not so difficult as their plumber would have them 
believe. And is for this reason that our sales have been increasing so wonderfully in 
this department. 

As before stated, we want to give as many people as we possible can the benefit 
of our position. We want to increase our sales to the highest possible limit and we 
want every customer satisfied. 

We do not jealously hoard our information; Ave cannot tell you too much, Write 
us about anything in these pages that is not clear to you and your inquiry will have 
our prompt attention and we will explain everything as clearly as possible whether 
you want to order or not. We want to spread this information broadcast and that is 
the purpose of this book. The more people who are fully posted on these points the 
more will be able to take advantage of our low prices and the greater the volume of 
our sales. 

A satisfied customer is the best advertisement a house can have and records which 
we have kept show that we have sold more heating plants and plumbing outfits by 
this kind of advertising than any other. It follows as a natural consequence that 
many orders are received from the same place after we get one of our plants installed. 

We aim to make every plant a standing advertisement. This motto, together 
with the policies set forth in the forgoing, has built our heating and plumbing business 
to its wonderful proportions and we propose to build it further. We respectfully 
enlist your co-operation. 



General Principles. 

HE object of plumbing is lo provide a sanitary means of disposal for waste water and 
sewage from dwelling bouses to some distant point where it can be properly decomposed or 
carried away, and to provide a substantial means for supplying running water to various 
fixtures in the building. Every plumbing job may therefore be divided into two sec- 
tions; the Waste Piping System and the Supply Piping System. To simplify matters we 
will take these up separately. First: The Waste Piping System. It is a well established 
rule in mechanics that the simpler a machine is designed and the fewer working parts it 
has to accomplish a given result the nearer it approaches perfection. Tin's same rule 
holds in plumbing and steam-fitting as it does in every other known practical art. The 
simpler the system, provided it accomplishes the desired result, the better it will work 
the less it will cost and the less liable it is to get out of order. The sole purpose of the 
waste piping system is to carry away the waste water in a sanitary manner. As it vitally 
concerns the health of every individual in the household it is bv far the most important. 
If it were merely a matter of disposing of the waste water the piping could be very simply arranged but 

there is more than this to be considered. The system must he so planned that there will always be a 

water seal between the sewer or cesspool and the fixtures so that the poisonous sewer gases cannot find 

their way back through the piping and into the living rooms. This is accomplished by means of what is 

calted a trap, a fixture in plumbing which probably 90 per cent, of the people outside of the plumbing 

trade are thoroughly familiar with. For the benefit of the remaining 10 per cent, however who have not 

given this matter any thought we will explain. 

Suppose you would connect a kitchen sink or any other fixture 

to a sewer or cesspool with a straight piece of pipe as shown in figure 

(1) there would be nothing here to prevent any sewer gases which would 

develop from rising right up through this pipe as they would through a 

chimney and fill the room. Suppose further however, that you would 

make a bend in this pipe as shown in figure 2. In this case as soon as 

any water was poured into the sink the crook in this pipe at A 

would become immediately filled with water and would remain so 

even after all of the water had been drained out of thes 

the water had not been poured in so fast that the sucti 

sufficient to draw the water out of this goose neck or I 

commonly called. Here then is the solution of the problem; by 

placing a trap or a water seal on this line between the plumbing fix- 
ture and the sewer these gases can be prevented from circulating up 

into the rooms. 


There is one other point in this connection, however, which is so 
surprisingly simple that it is really wonderful to think of the comp- 
licated arrangements and indirect methods which plumbers use to 
provide for it. The point we refer to is ventilation, as the term is used 
in connection "with plumbing. The purpose of this is to break the 
suction action in the trap which always takes place when a large 
quantity of water is passing through and to provide a ready means 
for the escape of any sewer gas which might develop at a pressure 
strong enough to force itself up through the water seal of the trap. 


would remain so >^ W //A , 

the sink, provided d *~ B O \'W \ 

suction action was \r^fe-s i J=s r -fe!' ft &kr\ P 

or trap, as it is \^=^^-^^s- * gg V 




FIG- I. 



Have you ever tried the experiment of filling a rubber tube with 
water and placing one end in a vessel of water, letting the other end 
hang down as shown in figure 3? You would find that the water 
would run up through the tube over the side of the vessel, and the 
entire vessel could be drained in this manner. This is the principle 
of the syphon and it is this same principle which operates when the 
water seal of the trap is entirely drawn out by the suction of 
the water. 

Suppose, however, that you punctured a small hole in the tube at 
the point A. Air would immediately enter the tube and the suction 
action would stop at once. 
This is therefore, the preven- 
tive; provide an entrance for 
air in the trap and it cannot 
syphon out. We accomplish 
this by carrying a main soil 
pipe stack from the ground 
line to the roof of the build- 
ing and connecting the fix- 
tures directly into it. The 
purpose of the soil pipe stack 
is to provide air to the various 
traps so that the seals can 
never be drawn out by the 
suction action of the water, 


and to allow any sewer gas to escape into the atmosphere above roof of 
the building. 

1 We Have Bargains in Slightly Defective Sinks. | 



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The general principles explained in the fore- 

going are of course simply to show you "the reason 
why" and if, for any reason, you have to deviate 
slightly from our plans you can use your own judg- 
ment and do so intelligently. 

These general principles cover practically all 
there is to the Waste Piping System of any ordin- 
ary plumbing job. 

The rest is simply a matter of workmanship and 
detail, such as using proper size pipe, etc. 

It now remains for us to discuss the second 
section of the system, i. e., the Supply Piping 

This is so absolutely simple that there are very 
few principles to be explained. 

It is simply a matter of running the proper size 
pipe from the source of water supply to the var- 
ious fixtures to be supplied, in the most simple 
manner possible. 

In fact, there is only one point in connection with this part of 
the system that requires any explanation whatever, and that is tne 
purpose and proper use of air chambers. 

Remember when you place 

your order with us you always 

have the pri vilege to corres- 

spond with us about any point 

you do not understand. We 
stay with you to the finish. 

FIG. I ff. 

esTjT *"— JfetNCH QAL.VAN1ZEO 
3 * w -'7 SUTflY PIPE TO CLOSET TAflK, 

An air chamber is a section of the piping in which air 
is retained so as to provide a cushion when the water is 
suddenly turned off, as is most generally the case when the 
Fuller pattern of faucet is used. 

When water is allowed to run very fast and is sud- 
denly turned off there is produced a sudden thud in the 
piping which would very soon put the faucets out of 
order were there not some sort of cushion to stop the 

This is the purpose of the air chamber. 

By referring to figure 11 you will see where this Is 
commonly placed on the sink connections. 

Figure 12 shows how thev are placed in the case of lava- 
tories.and figures 13 and 14 show their proper location 
in the case of a bath tub and closet. 

Circumstances of course have something to do with the 
arrangement, and if the supply pipes to the sink come 
down from above the arrangement sh wn in figure 15 
would be followed. 

Note that the air chamber must always point upwards 

The Cheapest Way, 

We are willing to give our customers the benefit 
of every possible saving. Get posted on the gen- 
eral principles as brought out on these pages. 
Design your own System. Send us an itemized 
bill of what you need. We will allow you $5.00 
on your bill for a complete plumbing system pro- 
vided we do not have to make your plans. 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron St8., Chicago. 



BEFORE proceeding further with this discussion it is proper here to explain the "purpose 
X and use of the various tools used in this work. First we will take up the Plumber's 
Blast Furnace. You will need to have one of these to melt the lead for caulking soil pipe 
joints, and also if you have any soldering to do you can heat the soldering iron with it. 
(Figure 16) shows an illustration of one of these furnaces. If the simple instructions 
given herewith are carefully followed there is no danger whatever connected with its 
use. The fuel used is gasoline. Figure 17 shows a diagram view with all the prin- 
cipal parts lettered. To start the furnace, first you remove the filling plug A; open the 
air cock B wide open; remove the bulb, pour in gasoline at the filling opening until the 
tank is about three-quarters full; replace the filling plug and screw it up tightly. Be 
sure the leather gasket has not dropped off the plug before replacing it. It is necessary 
for safetv that this plug be tightened so that it is absolutely air-tight. Take a dry cloth 
and wipe the entire tank verv carefully so as to dry up any gasoline that may have been 
spilled over the sides in filling. Take the rubber bulb G; which is always furnished with these furnaces 
and slip the end of the tube over the air cock — be sure that the main valve D of the furnace is closed 
tight. The purpose of the bulb is of course to pump air into the tank and produce pressure on the gaso- 
line. Pump air into the tank until the pressure is fairly strong. Several trials with the furnace will soon 
give you the experience necessarv to tell when you have supplied enough air. When you think you have 
pumped in enough air close 'lie air cock. You may leave the bulb attached to the furnace, as you will 
need to supply more air from time to time when the furnace is in use, as the pressure goes down about 
everv three-quarters of an hour when the furnace is going at full force, owing to the fact that the gasoline 
in tlie tank is being constantly used and making more room for the air. 

Always keep the air cock closed except when pumping. 
The furnace is now ready to be lighted. 

Before proceeding further, however, unscrew the burner stem E and ex- 
amine it carefully. 

You will note that this is simply a small tube with a hole about the size 
of a pin-head drilled in the side about an inch from the end. 

There is generally a bend in the end of this stem which is for no other pur- 
pose than to facilitate in unscrewing it from the coil. 

Look through the tubular end of this stem and see if you can see light 
coming through the side opening. 

The chances are about ten to one that this small side opening will be clogged 
up. Take a pin or a small wire and carefully clean it out. 

Then blow through the end of this tube to be sure thai there are no ob- 
structions. If vou can feel the air coming through this small side opening the 
burner is all right and can be replaced in the coil. 

We have had many of these furnaces returned to us by inexperienced 
persons simply because this small opening had become clogged. 

It is a simple matter to clean it out and this should be done frequently. 
There is only one other point in connection with this furnace which we wish 
to caution you very strong about, and that is the replacing of this burner stem 
in the coil. 

Remember that in working the gasoline travels from the tank up through 
the main supply pipe, dropping down through the cod and finally coming out 
through the small opening in the burner stem. As a matter of fact the gasoline does not reach the 
burner stem; it is transformed into gas in the coil before it gets to the stem. In order that the furnace 
generate properly, therefore, it is necessary that the coil be always kept heated to a high temperature, and 
to do this it is necessary that the stem be so adjusted that the small hole 
in the side points upwards toward the side of the coil. The jet of burn- 
ing gas will then be projected against the coil and keep it heated. 

Be sure that the stem is adjusted in this manner and also that it is 
reasonably tight in the coil. 

Open the main valve D and control it so that the gasoline will flog 
out of the hole In the stem in a slow, steady stream and let it run until 
the bottom of the cup or coil cage F is covered about one-eighth of an 
inch deep. Close the mam valve tight; light the gasoline in the cup or 
coil cage and let it burn until it is all practically burned out. 

Do not be uneasy if it starts to burst up in a large flame. It will 
soon go down again. 

When the gasoline in the cup is almost burned out open the main 
valve gradually and the furnace will start to blast at once. 

If the strength of the blast gets weak after a time pump more air, 
and if the furnace starts to puff it is a sign that more gasoline is needed. 
It is not necessary to put the furnace out to supply more air; you 
can pump in air while the blast is going. 

Never let the pressure get down too low. 

In melting lead for caulking be sure to heat the lead as hot as you 
possibly can. It will flow better and make a better joint. 

In heating a soldering iron never heat it red-hot. When it is 
heated so that the carbon or soot has burned off this is hot enough. 

Fig. 16. 




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THE PLUMBER'S BLOWTORCH. This works on the samd 
principle as the blast furnace and is used for smaller work, such as 
thawing pipes, heating soldering irons, etc. Its only advantage is that 
it is more handy. 

(Figure 18) shows an illustration of this style of torch. The torch 
is filled from the bottom and has a regular air'pump combined in the 
handle. Fill it about three-quarters full; pump it up; open the valve 
A and let the gasoline run into the cup B. When the cup is about 
three-quarters full shut off the valve, and if any gasoline has been 
spilled around the sides, wipe it off carefully andlight the gasoline in 
the cup. 

When the gasoline has almost burned out open the main valve A 
and it will immediately start to blast. This is a very handy tool for 
thawing water pipes and doing other small jobs where an intensley 
hot flame is needed. 

THE MELTING POT. This is used in connection with the blast 
furnace to hold the lead and requires no further explanation. 

THE LADLE. This is to pour the hot lead around the Joints 
of the soil pipe. We might repeat here, in caulking joints, heat the 
lead as hot as you can get it so that it will flow freely and fill in 
closely around the pipe. 

THE SOLDERING IRON. This is one of the handiest and most 

useful tools used in connection with plumbing. After you have 

learned to use this successfully you can make soldered joints which 

will be for all practical purposes just as good as any wiped joint a 

Fig, 18. plumber can make. 

To solder a joint file the entire surface of the iron with a coarse file. Always use a plumber's furnace 

or a gasoline torch to heat the iron if possible. Of course if you have neither of these handy you can heat 

it in an ordinary stove, but it is very hard to do this without heating the iron red-hot. Never heat the 

iron red-hot ; heat it only until the carbon or soot has burned off. 

It is almost impossible to do a good job of soldering, or to have any success at all, in fact, without 
using any acid solution. Get about 10 cents worth of Muriatic Acid from your druggist. Pour some of 
it into a small copper or brass receptacle of some kind. Do not use anything made of tin. 
zink filings or a small piece of zinc and let it dissolve in the acid and it is ready for use. 

In using the iron, dip the point of it into the acid 
frequently and keep it always coated with the solder 
bv filing it carefully after it becomes hot and then 
dipping it in the acid, it will take the coating of solder 
very rapidly. If you heat the iron to a red heat, you 
will burn this coating of solder off. 

You absolutely cannot solder properly, unless the 
point of the iron is coated. This is the secret of the 
entire matter, and when this is fully understood, with 
a little practice, any inexperienced person can solder a 
joint very easily. It is just as simple an operation as 
it is to cut and thread a piece of pipe. 

Brass takes the solder most readily. Cast iron 
can be soldered, but it does not make a strong joint. 
Wrought iron also takes solder easily, by using the 
acid freely and filing the surface clean. 

In soldering lead pipe, scrape the surface abso- 
lutely clean. Rub it thoroughly with a piece of rosin 
or candle before the air has a chance to get to it. 
See that the point of the iron is properly coated and 
it will be very easy to get the solder' to stick. A 
bursted lead pipe can be very easily repaired in this 
way. Lead waste pipe can also be very easily soldered 
together in this way. It is not necessary to have a 
great big cumbersome wiped joint on the lead waste 
pipe, as there is absolutely no pressure on the water 
and for all practical purposes a neat solder joint is jus't as good in every way. (Figure 19) shows how a 
soldered joint with lead pipe should be made. First, take a turn pin, which is simply a small wood top 

as shown in 

Procure some 

Fig. 20. 


shaped tool, as shown in the illustration, and slightly enlarge the end of one piece of pipe, as si 
the illustration. Then thoroughly scrape the inside of this piece of pipe and rub it quickly with a piece of 
rosin or candle. Prepare the end of the other lead pipe by simply scraping the outside and also around 
the edge, so that it will fit perfectly in the cupped end of the other pipe. Be sure to have these surfaces 
scraped clean and rub carefully with the rosin or candle. Place them together carefully in the proper 
position and apply the solder all around. You can also use the acid in making this joint. With a little 
practice, you will have no difficulty whatever in connecting up any sized pipe in this way. 

A tee connection with lead pipe can also be made very 
easily in this way. (Figure 20) shows how to prepare both pipes 
over the tee connection of this kind. The main thing to be re- 
membered in making a connection 
of this kind, is to always have the 
end of the pipes, which is to be 
joined together, carefully scraped 
and apply the candle grease or rosin 
' r before the air has a chance 
ize the surface. (Figure 20-a) 
the joint made up. 




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By following the instructions on page 6 carefully, a lead joint of 
this kind can be very easily made, and as a matter of fact, think 
that with a little practice, any inexperienced person can make up a 
lead waste piping system with just as much ease as an iron pipe 
waste piping system. Lead pipe has the advantage, owing to the 
fact that it can be bent around corners and it is much more pliable. 
Of course, these solder joints require a little skill to make them 
properly and if you have not had much experience in handling tools, 
it would be more advisable to use iron waste pipe. 

fixtures are usually furnished, they are made connected with 
lead pipe and there is no provision made for iron pipe placed on the 
outlets. To offset this, it is necessary for us to furnish brass solder 
bushings. We can either furnish you these separately on your 
order, or we can solder them on for you. We make a slight 
additional charge for soldering on these brass solder bushings on the 
fixtures. (75c for each IV nipple and 50c for each 11" nipple.) 
solder However, you can do it yourself for much less than this, as it 
takes only a short time. By referring to (Figure 21) you will see 
how these bushings are soldered to the waste outlets oif the lavatory, 
Simplv slip the brass tubing down into the bushing to the bottom 
and apply some of the acid around the top of the bushing and 
apply the solder. A stronger job can be made if you will hold 
the entire bushing over a blast furnace and make a sweated joint, that is, so that the solder can run 
down between the brass tube and bushing all around. The lavatory takes a li" solder bushing, and the 
bath tub takes a li" solder bushing. In the case of a lead trap, practically the same scheme is 
followed. The only difference is, that the lead pipe will not quite fit down at the top. File the lead 
trap carefully around the end and get it down as far as you can in the bushing, then apply the solder 
around the top in a similar manner. 

You cannot sweat a nipple on to the lead pipe, as you would be liable to melt the pipe. You 

will have to do this job by soldering around, and 

Fig. 22. 

it can be done very easily in this manner. Put 
plenty of solder around the top so as to insure a 
good strong joint. When screwing an iron tee up 
to a lead trap of this kind, be sure and keep a 
wrench applied at the bushing, so as to be sure and 

not twist it off. The only occasion you will have to use the iron pipe connections, is on the trap from 
the sink, laundry tubs of other similar fixtures and the bath tub and lavatory. The closet is connected in 
a much simpler manner, as will be explained later on. 

CALKING TOOLS. These are used to calk the lead in around 
the soil pipe joints. Four tools usually complete the set. One, 
called the yarning tool, has a long slender stem and is used to 
pack in the oakum, as shown in (Figure 22.) There is another, 
which is used to get around corners and is made with an offset 
both right and left hand (Figure 23). 

The other tool is made with a short stubbed end and is most 
used. This is used for calking in the lead where it is easy to 
get at. 

TO CALK A JOINT. Cast iron soil pipe is always made up 
with calked joints, and a joint of this kind is the most simple 
that could possibly be devised. 

Lead and oakum is the proper tiling to use to calk these 
joints. Oakum is a hemp like material calked in before the lead. 

Fig. 23. 

If you will examine a length 
of soii pipe, you will notice that it has an enlarged hub at one end and a slight raised shoulder on the 
other. This spigot end on one length of pipe fits inside the hub of another length and leaves sufficient 
space around it to calk in the lead and oakum. By referring to (Figure 24.) you will see very clearly how 
a joint is made. First calk in the oakum as tight as you can get it, to within f from the top ol the hub. 
Do not calk in this oakum in short pieces, work it together in a long continuous length and wind it around 
the pipe, at the same time calking it in tightly with the yarning chisel. Be sure that the lead in the melting 
pot is as hot as you can get it and have the furnace as close as you can possibly get it to where you are 
working. Take a ladlefut of the lead and pour it in around the joint carefully. 

After it has cooled about three or four minutes, take the stub calking chisel and a fairly heavy hammer 
and calk the lead in, until you think the joint is sufficiently tight. Do not calk the lead in too hard, or 
you might crack the hub. 

The above instructions cover all there is to calking a plain upright joint, but in many cases the joint 
has to be made in a horizontal position. This difficulty is overcome by taking a wet cloth and twisting 
it in a rope form and wrapping it around the pipe, as shown in (Figure 25.) Press it tightly against the 

hub and leave a slight space at the top and pour in the lead, as shown. 

After sufficient lead has been poured in, leave it cool until it becomes 

set. Remove the cloth and chisel off the surplus lead, then calk it In 

the usual manner. 





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PLUMBERS' FORCE CUP. This is a very handy tool (illustration shown in Figure 26). 
Tins is used in forcing out a trap, etc., which has become stopped up. If your lavatory or 

most useful tools in connection with plumbing and ti plumbing system is incomplete without 
having one of these on hand at all times. A lavatory or bath tub is liable to become stopped 
up at any time and there is no better or quicker method of clearing it out than by using 
one of these force cups. The closet bowl can also be forced out in this way without any 
trouble whatever. If you are placing an order for a plumbing outfit, we would suggest that 
you add one of these force cups and keep it handy at all times. You will find that you will 
have occasion to use it. ( 

PIPE CUTTER hardly requires any explanation. (Figure 28) shows our standard 
<*•" form of Three Wheel Pipe Cutter which we furnish. 

Always use plenty of oil in cutting pieces of pipe. A heavy machine oil is the 
best. This will make'the cutter work easier and you will be less liable to chip the edges 
i of the wheel on the cutter. 

In working the wheel, keep turning the handle so as to keep a steady feed on the 
Fig. 26. cutter. If these instructions are followed, you will have no trouble whatever in cut- 
ting any piece of pipe in a very short time. There are of course different sizes of cutters for 
different sizes of pipe. 

| that it is not necessary when you wish to remove a piece of pipe to draw it out lengthwise, 
S simplv remove a small pin, as shown in Figure 27. Also in setting up this vise for threading 
t the pipe on a heating job or plumbing job, it is good policy to have a brace of some kind 

Fig. 29. 


about 4 or 5 feet back from it to support the other end of the pipe. 

STOCKS AND DIES, (Figure 29) shows our "Q" and "E" Stocks and 
Fig. 27. Dies. We usallv furnish these in two complete sets. Set No. 1 taking_ 
from J inch pipe up to one inch, Set No, 2 takes in from 1 J -inch to 2 inch. Toi 
cut the larger sizes, we have our set No. 3, which threads 2\ and 3 inch pipe. 

You will of course note, on examining these stocks and dies when you 
get them, that there is a separate die for each size of pipe; also, a 
separate guide. Figure 30 shows what we mean by the guide. This is 
simply a small cast iron sleeve which fits in the end of the stock so that 
the stock will fit snugly around the size pipe that is being threaded. 
Each size of pipe requires a different size guide. 

In threading a piece of pipe, always be sure to supply plenty of oil at 
the point where the die is cutting. Do not twist the die in continuous 
turns, give it about a quarter turn; then turn it back and forth 
three or four times; then turn it another quarter in advance. Continue 
this form of cutting until the thread has been cut far enough; working 
the stock back and forth, according as you are cutting; otherwise you 
will break the teeth on the- die. One man can easily cut and thread all 
sizes of pipe up to I J inch. Also, with slightly more exertion, one man 
can cut and thread \\ inch pipe. For all larger sizes, however, it will 
require two men to turn the stock. 
Our No. 2 stocks and dies, also our No. 3, are equipped with a lead screw; or feeding arrange- 
ment. Firmly fasten to the pipe so that the d^ must follow this thread, while it is cutting. By carefully 
examining the mechanism of the tool, this will very soon be understood. 

There are three strong set screws which are used to fasten this lead screw to the pipe. Have tills 
lead screw unscrewed to within about three or four threads from the end. Then place the stock over the 
end of the pipe, setting it on to the point where the die just touches the end of the pipe; then fasten the 
set screws tightlv and yofT can start to cut the thread. 

The purpose of this lead screw is, of course, to keep the teeth of the die from slipping off the end of 
the pipe in starting the thread. With a little practice, any ordinary mechanic, with average intelligence, 
should have no trouble to fully understand how these dies and stocks should be properly used. 

Another very important point to note is, that it is absolutely necessary to have the die placed right 
in the stock, that is, with the right side up. If you place the die in the stock in the reverse position, you 
will not be able to start the thread. By carefully examining an ordinary pipe die. It will be seen that on 
one sidt there is a sort of a slope to the threads as they near the end. This is the right side of the die 
and should be turned in so that when you start cutting it will catjch the end of the pipe and gradually 
take hold and get the thread started. The edges on the other side of the die are absolutely flat and 
would be impossible to start the thread on this side of the die. Note this carefully in removing and re- 
placing the die in the stock. If you happen to start cutting the thread and find that it is absolutely im- 
possible to catch and start cutting, you will find in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred that the trouble 
lies in the fact that the die is not properly facing in the stock. 

IN THREADING PIPE the principal point to remember is that plenty of oil should be applied at the 
point where the die is cutting; and further, that it be never forced. Always turn it back and forth several 
times, if it begins to cut hard. 

Fig. 32. 
THE PIPE WRENCH. (Figure 31) shows the standard form of pipe wrench which is furnished, 

oe used, without any trouble. 

PIPE REAMER. (Figure 33) shows our standard form of pipe reamer. The purpose of this pipe 

reamer is to cut the burred edge which always remains on the end of the pipe after it has been cut. If 

you will carefully examine a length of pipe after it has been cut, you 
will fully appreciate the great advantage which is obtained by reaming 
this burred edge out with the reamer, especially in a hot water heating 
system. We advise reaming of the pipe very strongly, as it increases 
the capacity and insures better circulation. It is good policy to use oil 
in reaming the pipe; it also, will help to save the cutting edge of the 
Fig. 33. reamer. 

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HE SLIP JOINT CONNECTION. This is a very simple method of connecting waste 
and supply pipes, etc., to plumbing fixtures and is very widely used in this plumbing 
work. (Figure 34) shows the arrangement of a joint of this kind. You will note that 
the end of one pipe fits down inside of the other and there is a rubber washer placed un- 
derneath a coupling or collar so that when the collar is firmly screwed down this compresses 
the rubber washer against the side of the inside pipe and makes an absolutely tight joint. 
The great advantage of a joint of this kind lies in the fact that it can be made in one or two 
minutes and it gives you a certain amount of leeway for proper adjustment. For in- 
stance, the pipe "A" could be shifted up or down inside of this pipe "D" within 1 or 2 
inches and the joint could be made tight at any point. You will find many of these 
joints in connection with your fixtures and we give this explanation sO that you will un- 
derstand how this should be properly connected. 

The flush elbow which is used to connect a low- 
down closet tank with the closet bowl is made in this 
way and also the connections on the connected waste 
and over-flow to the bath tub. In order to make 
a tight joint it is always necessary to have rubber 
washers inserted in under the collar. These washers 
are always furnished with the fixtures. 

THE BATH TUB. There are several standard 
forms of connections used in connecting up bath tubs 
and we will give herewith a short explanation of each 
of the various forms: 

The most, common form of connection used is the 
"connected waste and over-flow." (Figure 35) shows 
a standard form of bath tub connected in this manner. 
You will note the tee connections at point "A" are all 
made up with slip joint connections and it is a very 
simple matter to connect one of these waste and over- 
flows with your bath tub. These fittings are always 
shipped separate from the bath tub and it is necessary 
for you to fit them up yourself. Be sure to have rub- 
ber washers inserted under the waste over-flow plugs 
and see that rubber washers are applied to the slip 
joint connections and you will be assured of getting 
good tight joints. Note that in this illustration we 
show an iron pipe connection soldered on the end of 
the waste outlet. Tins is never furnished by us un- 
less requested and we make a slight additional charge 
for soldering on this iron pipe thread, as before ex- 
plained. We can sell you these iron pipe nipples sep- 
ately if you desire, and you can solder them on your- 
self in a very short time. 

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Cross section of slip joint 
showing construction. 


Fig. 34. 

As to the supply pipe connections, the most com- 
monly used method of supplying water to the tub is 
to use either Fuller or compression bath cocks located 
at the rear end, as shown in this illustration. We 
can furnish either of these bath cocks with iron pipe connections and it is a very simple matter to connect 
up the galvanized iron pipe to supply the water. If desired, we can also furnish you with nickel-plated 
supply pipes on these tubs to the floor. These nickel-plated supply pipes always have i-inch iron pipe 
sonnections on the end so that you can connect the 4-inch iron pipe right on. 

It is always advisable to use a lead "drum trap" in connection with the waste pipe from the bath 
tub. Figure 8 shows how this trap should be properly connected. You will note that it can be set right 
in the floor. This trap is constructed with a removable cover which can be very easily unscrewed and 
the entire trap cleaned out. The purpose of this trap is, of course, to keep a water seal between the fixture 
and the main sewer pipe so as to prevent any sewer gases from circulating ud into the rooms. We can 
furnish these traps with iron pipe connections wiped right on at the proper point so that you can use 14-inch 
galvanized iron pipe to make these waste connections without any trouble whatever. This will get away 
from all wiping of joints or difficult lead work, and any man who can cut and thread iron pipe and screw 
it together can do all of tills plumbing work without any trouble by following our very clear plans. 

Fig. 35. 

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Cross section of 
both tub connections 
Showing construction 
of romon waste. 

(Figure 36) shows another method ol 
making connections to a hath tuh. 
Tin's is called the "Roman waste." 
The only difference between tills and 
the standard connected waste and 
over-flow fitting lies in the fact that 
the water over-flows inside of the nickel- 
plated pipe in the back and there is no 
over-How outlet whatever on the tub 
itself. The advantage of this sort of 
connection is that it does away entirely 
with the chain and rubber stopper. 
»o v «rf low. in borr»i of the woite. Aside from this it has no particular 

advantage except that it is a little 

more stylish. It is, of course, a more 

expensive connection. We furnish this 

kind of connection with our No. 3 Bath 

Room Outfit and we furnish the stand- 

-Pli*>9«r eoat. ard connected and waste over-flow fit- 

_ . ting with our No. 3A Outfit. These 

^X^'P* coupes- fitting are, of course, all heavily nickel- 

' J — » — * — | \ plated. On referring to (Figure 36), you 

will see that there are two separate, pines 
inside of the main waste pipe on the 
back of the tub. The inside pipe is at- 
tached to the knob at the top and can 
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COWRIOHT IS06 CHICAGO MOUSE WRECKING CO. G f tills pipe there is a rubber gasket 

Fig. 36. called the "plunger seat." When this 

pipe, is in place it rests on this gasket 
Cross Section of Bath Tub Conations Showing Roman Waste. a^ffeoWTnSXo? ^"at 'this" 
point and climbs up inside of the main waste pipe until it reaches the small openings on the inside 
pipe, shown in the illustration. It is at this point that it over-flows. A careful study of this illustration 

the supply pipes 

will make tills entire matter very clear. 

Another standard form of connecting 
is called the "bell supply." 

This simply consists in supplying the water to the tub be- 
low the water line. Connection is usually made about 3 or 4 
inches above the bottom and over tills there is placed a nickel- 
plated brass bell-shaped cover. 

The purpose of this cover is to turn the course of the water 
as it enters the tub. 

(Figure 37) shows this form of connection. 

You will note the hot and cold water is controlled entirely 
outside of the tub. The two uprights "A" and "B" have valve 
wheels for turning on or off either the hot or the cold water. 

The advantage of this arrangement is that you can get a 
much larger flow of water and there is a more perfect mixing of 
the hot and cold water before it enters the tub. 

We can furnish any of these various styles of connections 
with any of the outfits which we sell. Prices vary, of course. 

THE LAVATORY hardly requires any explanation. There 
ire hundreds of different forms of lavatories and they are all 
xinnected in the same general way. 



The above sketch shows a rear 
view ot one of our bath tubs show- 
ing standard connections. Note how 
45 degree elbows are used with sup- 
ply pipes. 

A careful examination of any lavatory and the parts which go with 
it should be sufficient for anyone to understand fully just how it should 
be properly set and connected. 

We will say here tha^ the lavatory supply pipes on our lavatories are 
always furnished in f-inch nickel-plated pipe which has iron pipe 
threads on the ends. In providing for connection to a lavatory we 
recommend using i-inch galvanized iron pipe to the actual point where 
the"connection is made, and by using a reducing coupling or a reducing 
elbow at this point you can make connection with the S-inch pipe. 

As to the waste outlet, you can either use a "P" trap, as shown in 
(Figure 38,) or an "S" trap to the floor as shown in ( Figure 38a.) 

This depends entirely on whether you want to make the connections 
to the wall or to the floor. We recommend wall connections where 
possible, as it is much more convenient 
to have these pipes going to the wall 
than to the floor, owing to the fact that 
it is easier to get around and under the 
lavatory to sweep the floor, etc. 

As to the connections with this lava- 
tory, as the greater part of all our lava- 
tories are used with ironpipe connec- 
tions v/e can either solder on an iron 
pipe connection to the outlet of the 
lavatory when you order it, or we can 
furnish you with the necessary brass 
nipple and you can solder it on yourself. 

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THE SINK. The waste connections as usually made to the sink consist simply in placing the collar, 
which is always furnished with a sink, over the upper end of the trap and then flanging the end of the 
trap out to fit the bottom of the waste outlet of the sink. Then take some ordinary putty and mold il 
around this outlet on the sink, set the trap in place, draw the collar up tight and screw the sink bolts up 
as tight as you possibly can with a small wrench. This completes the connection. 

As to "the other connections with the faucets, etc., these require no explanation whatever. This 
simply consists in carrying 4-inch supply pipe to the hot and cold water faucets on the sink, connecting 
them up in the most practical manner possible. It is always advisable, however, to have a slight extension 
of the pipe to provide for an air chamber, as has been previously explained. If the pipes come down 
from the top this air chamber will have to be arranged as shown in (Figure 15;) if the pipes come up from 
the bottom it will simply he a matter of extending the pipe a foot or so up beyond the pipe where the 
faucet is connected and putting a cap on the end of the pipe. We can furnish any of our standard lead 
traps with iron pipe connections if desired, or, we can furnish brass nipples, as before stated. 

LAUNDRY TUBS. Connected in exactly the same manner as the kitchen sink. 

THE CLOSET. (Figure 39) shows the standard manner of connecting 
the closet with the soil pipe as it is usually arranged in the average dwel- 
ling house. Simply place a 4-inch standard sanitary tee in the line of soil 
pipe at the point, required ; take a 4-inch combination lead bend and fer- 
rule and caulk it into this tee; have the end of this ferrule projecting about 
an inch above the hole wliich has been previously sawed in the floor at the 
proper point; then carefully flange this bend around on the surface of the 
floor; take some ordinary putty and mold it around the edge of this 
opening and set the bowl in place. Be sure to put plenty of putty at this 
point and press the bowl down hard, screw it to the floor and you will have 
a good, tight joint. There is one important point to be considered in this 
connection, and that is to be sure to get the bowl set the proper distance 
from the wall. This is especially impo tant in connecting a low-tank closet; 
if the bowl is set too close to the wall the tank will interfere with the seat 
and it cannot be raised properly; and if you set it too far away probably 
the connections will not be long enough to make the proper connection. 
There is an exact point at which this ought to be set, which can be very 
easily determined by setting the tank temporarily in 
place and measuring with the connection, and then mark- 
ing on the floor the center point where the opening 
should be sawed out. The supply pipe to the closet tank 
is always f-iuch and has a i-inch iron pipe thread on the 
end. This is a nickel-plated pipe. 

THE TOP SUPPLY. This manner of supplying the 
water to the closet tank is very commonly used and it 
has one very great advantage in that it does away entire- 
ly with the necessity of 2 openings in the bottom of the 
tank. Hence the, possibility of the tank developing a 
leak around the connections is lessened 50%. 
As to the actual method of connecting a tank of 
this kind, this really requires no explanation, as 
a slight examination of any of these tanks will 
make the entire matter clear. 1 he top supply, 
of course, does away entirely with the neces- 
sity of a nickel-plated supply pipe, and the 
supply pipe in this case is usually concealed 
right jn the wall; the connection is taken out 
through the wall above the tank and brought 
down inside the tank to the point where it is 
necessary to have it connected. We furnish 
either top or bottom supply tanks on request. 

showing closet connections ond con- 
struction of syphon jet bowl. 

FIG. 39. 

THE RANGE BOILER. (Figure 40) shows the standard 
method of connecting the range boiler with the ordinary cook- 
etove. C Figure 41 D shows the arrangement when it is desired to 
make connection with a furnace. (Figure 42) shows how connec- 
tion with the cook-stove, a gas heater, and also connection with 
a furnace is made. Any modification of these arrangements can 
be very easily made by simply cutting one or the other out. It 
is not necessary to have any valves in an arrangement of this 
kind, as the water can circulate freely without any harm what- 
ever. For instance, if the gas heater is burning and the other 
fires are out the water will be heated in the range boiler in the 
usual manner; if the furnace is working and the other fires are 
cut, this will heat the water. The general form of connections 
shown in these illustrations should be very carefully followed. 
You will note that the cold water is supplied to the top of the 
range boiler. Be sure to get this cold water pipe connected in the 
proper opening. We always furnish with our range boilers when 
specified "complete" a tube which comes down inside of the 
boiler, leading from the cold water inlet on the top. The pur- 
pose of this tube is to carry the cold water clear down to the B . . „„„„„ kaiia. n nnr««i^ 
bottom of the boiler so that it does not mix with the hot water Showing range boiler connected 
when it is coming in. with cook-stoves, 

FIG. 40. 

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The stove is burning and there would be nothin; 

Be very careful in connecting the range boiler to see 
that the circulation pipes leading from the boiler to the 
water front have a steady upward pitch so as to prevent 
any air-lock or pocket forming in the connections. 

Arrange this so that the pipes will have such a pitch 
that any 'air which forms will be sure to find its way back 
into the boiler, where it will immediately rise to the top 
and will of course be drawn off with the hot water. 

A little careful study on this point and this matter 
will be fully understood. 

INSTANTANEOUS HEATER. This is a very popular 
form of heater and the great advantage of it is that you 
can always have a lar^e quantity of hot water whenever 
you nee J it. We carry a full line of these heaters and we 
have made it our business to secure several of' the best 
heaters on the market. 

These heaters may be divided in two classes. 

First, those in which the water is allowed to run 
right through utisr 03311 pressure and those in which 
the watsr is allowed to flow down the sides of the sur- 
face, etc., on the inside of the heater. 

This later kind is usually made of light sheet brass, 
the heating surf ic3 behii very thin so as to transmit the 
heat very raalily. 

This form of heater will heat a greater volume of 
water for the sin? amount of gasoline and will also 
heat it more rapidly than any other kind 0:1 the market, 
owing to the fact that the heating surface can be made so 
exceptionally thin. 

Tin great disrl vantage of these heaters, however, is 
that you cannot pipj taj water to any part of the house. 

In otlr?r wor Is, you cannot turn the full water pres- 
sure into th?s3 heaters, as tin walls are not thick enough 
to stand such a high pressure. 

As far as the lasting qualities of these heaters are con- 
cerned, they will last a life time, as they are made of cop- 
per or brass and there is nothing about them to deterio- 
rate or wear out. 

You will note that when the water is connected 
with this range boiler under full pressure, as soon 
as you open up your faucet on the hot water pipe 
which leads out of the other opening of the boiler, 
the pressure of the water will force the cold water 
into the range boiler, and as it enters near the bottom 
it will force the hot water out of the top. If it were 
not for this tube the cold water would start to mix 
with the hot water at the top immediately as it enters 
and you would not get such hot water at the faucets. 

Be sure to have the cold water connected with the 
opening which has this tube connected with it. 

In making the bottom connection to the range 
boiler with the water front we always insert a tee at 
this point and put on a ^-inch compression hose bibb. 

The purpose of this is to blow any mud or sediment 
out of the boiler from time to time. 

You will find that this will be very necessary as 
there is considerable lime, etc., released when water is 

By connecting hose onto this hose faucet, you can 
run tins water either into your sink or out of doors. 

After the water starts to run clear it is a sign 
that the sediment has been sufficiently drawn off. 

Follow these diagrams and instructions carefully 
and you will be sure to have good circulation, and 
you can rest assured that the connections will be 
properly made. 

Hot water can be piped from the top of the range 
boiler either upwards or downwards to any point in 
in the building, without regard to direction. 

Sometimes the drain pipe in the back of the boiler, 
Instead of being furnished with a hose bib as above 
explained, is connected into the sink trap as shown 
in our Kitchen Combination No. 6. (Refer to catalog 
for illustration.) When this is done a stop must be 
put in the pipe between the bottom of the range 
boiler and the outlet into the sink trap. 

Never put a valve of any kind on the cold water 
supply pipe that leads to the range boiler, as there is a 
possibility of its being turned off at some time when 
whatever to prevent a dangerous explosion. 


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The other kind of heater, as before stated, is built very strong 80 that it 
can withstand the full pressure of the water and you can carry the full pres- 
sure right into them and you can pipe the hut water from the 'heater to any 
part of the house. 

With the above description of each of these classes of heaters fully in mind, 
it is not hard to determine, considering your particular conditions, which heater 
is best adapted to your purpose. 

If you just want the hot water for the bath tub and do not care to have 
the heater supply water to any other fixtures in the house, then we would 
recommend that you use the surface heater. 

However, if you want to pipe the water to other fixtures in the building, 
such as the lavatory or kitchen sink, etc.,- and secure the benefit of tins heater 
for supplying water to these fixtures, it will be necessary for you to have the 
circulation heater, which is made of a copper coil, strong enough to stand the 
water pressure. 

We do not mean to infer by this, however, that the copper coil heater is 

not a very efficient heater in every way. The point we wish to bring out, is 

that you will get a slightly larger degree of efficiency with the surface heater. 

In our copper coil heaters, the coil goes from the top to the bottom of the 

heater three or four times. • i. 

As it is one mass of coils, there is very little chance for any waste heat to 
escape. It takes a little longer for this heater to get warmed up thantbe 
other, but you can have, a constant, stream of very hot water flowing 
inside of four or five minutes. 

These heaters are not as expensive to keep up as some people 

The point to remember is that there is absolutely no expense 
for burning gas, except avhen the heater is in use. 

It is much less expensive to use one of these heaters in the sum- 
raer time than it woud be to have to start your kitchen stove every 
time you wanted to heat water. 

(Figure 43) shows our standard form of surface heater and (figure 
44) shows our copper coil heater which is built to withstand the ft.ll 
Fig. 43. water pressure. 

There is a complete instruction card sent with all of these heaters, so that there is. no further in- 
struction necessary as to the connections, etc. 

We have another form of heater, called the Circulation. Heater, which is a lower priced heater than 
either of the above, being constructed of cast iron. The healing surfaces are made up in small cast iron 
sections placed one above the other with a gas or gasoline burner underneath. 

In connecting up any of these heaters for circulation, that is where yqu turn the full city pressure right 
into the heater, it is best that you have some sort of a tank in connection with the heater, otherwise when 
you turn a faucet off, the water in the heater would start to boil at once and generate steam, so that you 
would not get good results. When a storage tank is connected with the heater, the water keeps up a 
constant circulation between the tank and the heater so that it takes a much longer time for any steam 
to develop. The matter of connecting these heaters with the range boiler is fully shown in our catalogue. 

We can furnish these heaters for either gas or gasoline. 
As before stated, the expense for running them is really very 
small. No plumbing system is complete without one of 
these heaters in connection with it. 


Our instantaneous heat- 
ers are all solid brass heavily 
nickle plated. 

An ornament to any bath 

Hot water starts to flow 
the moment you turn on 
the gas. 

These heaters are placed 
directly over the bath tub 
no expensive piping system 

The most efficient heat- 
ers on the market. 

Fig. 44, 

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An Explanation of the Various Fittings. 

E will give at this point a brief explanation of the purpose and use of the principal fittings 
j used in tins plumbing work, as this will help you very materially in connecting up your 

S\ o I vl 11 • 

FIG. 45. 

The purpose of the iron collar at the long end is to support the lead so that i 
can be caulked into the soil pipe fitting. These combination lead bends and ferrules come 
in lengths from 12 inches to 18 inches. The 12-inch size is for connecting high-tank 
closets and the longer lengths are for connecting the various forms of low-tank closets 
^53 It is important to specify the exact length desired when ordering any of these bends and 
A . ferrules, as you cannot increase or reduce their size to advantage. If you are not sure as to 
the exact size required we would suggest that you order a plain lead bend and a 
brass ferrule. You can then cut the lead bend to any length desired and vou 
can insert the ferrule so that you will get the exact length vou require. In con- 
necting all of our syphon wash-down, low-tank closets, however it requires a 
4x14 lead bend and ferrule. The manner of connecting the closet with this lead 
bend has been previously explained, so that requires no further explanation here 
THE COMBINATION FERRULE. This is exactly the same sort of fitting 
as the bend and ferrule except that it has no bend. This is used in making 

connections where there are several closets connected 
in line with a line of soil pipe running underneath, as 
I shown in (hgure 46). In this case of course (here is no 
bend required — (he lead ferrule answers the nurn" c e 

THE LEAD BATH TRAP. Purpose and manne? of 
connecting already explained. We will say here, how- 
| ever, that we can furnish these traps with' either iron 
I pipe connections or without anv connections leaving 
the matter of connecting entirelv with voursfir If 
you decide to lire lead waste pipe the proper trap to 
use would be plain lead pipe and you could solder the 
waste pipe on yourself. If you are intending to use iron waste pipe, we would advice that vou order 
the threaded bath trap with the iron piDe connections right on. 

THE CLEAN-OUT PLUG. Used at various points in the soil pipe 
stacks to permit of cleaning at any time it becomes stopped up We 
generally place one of these clean-out plugs at the base of the soil pine 
stack, as shown In (figure 47) This is the point at which the pine is 
most liable to become stopped. We usually make this bend with a 
one-eighth bend and a "Y" branch so as to give the water a sort of 
gradual turn. By placing a clean-out plug at the bottom of the struck 
as shown it will be a very simple matter to unscrew the brass cover and 
insert a rod for cleaning any time. These clean-out plu^s can also be 
inserted in any horizontal run of pipe by placing a "Y" branch in the 

FIG. 46. 


line as shown in (fig- 
gure 480.) If this pipe 
is laid beneath the 
cement floor it is good 
policy to turn the 
"Y" branch upwards 
and leave this upper 
branch project 
through the floor. 



son. pipe 

FIG, 4?. 

FIO. 46 

„, ♦• J H E STANDARD SANITARY TEE. This is an ordinary soil pipe fitting used simplv to connect any 
of the various fixtures into the soil pipe. The 4x4 tee is alwa/s used to connect tie closet with the 
sol pipe, and as a general rule where there is bath tub and lavatory to be eoMee^ed with IS mi IpiSI 

Tnle°t ^d^fred SP TK ^ th f^ e V* , We ^ furn,Bh this ,ee with either * SSlI or left hand ? de 
inlet as desired. The usual method of making the connection is to connect the closet 

FIG. 49. 

-inch iron pipe 

%?& o^v^Ss^^SirTssr 6 ' cut °' wh,ch we show in <F,6 " re «■ * e -«" 

*•., . j .- -■ — . , . ~™~ ....w. bU j un ,n_i„v., .,,_. nave a luui iitii- iis.suL i men i or inese m mil 
described and illustrated in our catalog and by carefully examining the illustrations vou can tell bv not ' 
the size connection you will need to have, which one you will want, The main thing to be remcmborei 
is that we can furnish these tees tapped for iron pipe or for caulking as desired. We do not furnish ther 


We allow you $5.00 if you design your own system, 

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THE OFFSET. This fitting is used to go over 
the foundation wall with the soil pipe stack as it 
comes down from the fixtures in the bath room. 
The length of the offset you will require will de- 
emu « -r- pend on how thick your foundation wall is. (Fi- 
^-soiu pipe stack g Ure 50) shows how this offset- is customarily used. 






FIG. 52. 


gure 50) shows how this offset- is customarily used. 

We can also furnish this offset with a top opening 

to take in any fixtures on the first floor, if desired, *" 1U ' »*• 

as shown in Figure 51. Offset with 

(Figure 52) shows this form in &. 
of fitting. Tliis fitting is en- 
tirely unnecessary unless your ordin- 
ances compel you to use it. If you 
are located in the country and are not 
tied down by ordinances you will have 
no occasion to use this fitting. 

THEINCREASER. This fitting is us- 
ually placed at the top of the soil pipe stack. It has no 
particular advantage and the soil pipe itself will answer just 
as well; in other words, unless your city ordinances compel 
you to use a fitting of this kind at the lop of your soil pipe 
stack we would not advise you to go to any expense by adding 
one of these increasers to your bill of material. There is no 
particular advantage gained in its use; we never ngure on 
this fitting unless requested. 

THE DOUBLE HUB. This is used to connect two lengths 
of soil pipe together. neither _ of which has hubs on the ends. It helps to cut down the waste. For 
instance, if you had a short piece of soil pipe with no hubs on it ypu would have to throw it away 
were it not for the fact tiiat you can use a fitting of this kind to make a connection with it. 

THE SOIL PIPE requires no explanation. We might state here, however, that this soil pipe comes 
In two wavs— the standard weight, and the extra heavy. The standard weight is what we always figure 
on for country jobs. This standard weight soil pipe is just as serviceable in every way as the extra heavy 
and will last a life time, so that there is no particular advantage gained in using extra heavy pipe, 
lly call for extra heavy pipe and this is the reason that it is necesi 

necessary to use 

In making up the bill of material on an ordinary job where the building is two stories high it usually 
ires about 25 feet of soil pipe to make the soil pipe stack from the ground line to the roof. Several 

requires about 25 feet ot soil pipe ™ ...u..w ».«, o«.. t-.j,~ ~. .-- - □ -,- ----- 

of these lengths will, of course, have to be cut and for this reason we usually figure about 3 lengths of 
single hub soil pipe and 2 lengths of double hub soil pipe. By cutting the double hub lengths you will 
be able to use the pieces which you cut off, as there will be a hub on each end. Tins is the reason we 
figure on some lengths of the soil pipe to be double hub. 

THE LEAD "P" TRAP. This makes a very neat connection for use in connecting the kitchen sink 


traps i 

yourself if you desire. 

THE LEAD "S'» TRAP. Exactly the same as the "P* ' trap except 
that it goes to the floor instead of the wall. We recommend that S' 
traps of this kind always be vented out of the top. You can do this by 
punching a hole in the top in the round of the trap, as shown in (Figure 
53), and soldering on a brass soldering nipple or bushing, carrying the vent 
pipe to the wall and turning it up to the roof with galvanized iron pipe. 
If vou use a "P" trap connect it directly into the soil pipe stack — there is 
no'need of venting it. Simply carry the soil pipe stack to the roof and this 
will be sufficient, as has already been explained. 

pose of this is to provide a suitable means 

of shutting off the water in winter time 

and at the same time allowing all the 

water in the pipes of the plumbing system 

to run back out of the pipe and do away 

with the liability of the water freezing. A 

careful examination of one of these stop 

and waste cocks will make it clear that as 

soon as the water is shut off there is a new 

opening made out of the side of the fitting 

so that the water can run out of the pipes 

and waste away into the ground. If you 

have citv water supply it is good policy to have one of these stop and 

waste cocks at the point where the water comes into the building and 

have a shut-off rod connected with it as shown in (Figure 54.) Ihis 

shut-off rod is connected with this fitting by simply taking a hydrant 


the shut-off rod. 

We can furnish these stop and waste cocks with tee handles or lever 
handles as desired. If you intend to place this stop and waste cock under ground and use a shut-off 
rod, the tee handle, of course, is the proper form to use. 

THE FAUCETS. The two standard forms of faucets are the compression faucet and the Fuller faucet. 
The Fuller faucet is much the better faucet to use where it is being constantly opened and closed for 
instance, on a kitchen sink, etc. However, in places where the faucet will only be opened once or twice 
a week or less frequently than tills we recommend the compression faucet for the simple reason that it 
makes a tighter closure and permits a larger flow of water. This compression faucet is especially desirable 
for draining the range boiler, etc., where a large opening is necessary to allow the mud and sediment to 
pass through with the water. 


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FIG. 7. 



PIG. 4. 


fig. e. 



FIG. 74. 

FIG. 14. 




FIG. 13, 


Close Pattern 


Open P*ttem. 

FIG, 10. 


FIG. 84. 

FIG. 18. 

FIG. 19. 

FIG. 2$„ 

ELBOW 45° 

FIG. 10. 




FIG. 8. 


We give herewith a complete illustrated table of all the various forms of standard threaded pipe 
fittings with the name of each given over it. Should you have occasion to use any of these fittings 
you can very easily tell from these illustrations which particular fitting you need. We can furnish 
these to fit any of the various sizes of standard pipe. 

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HE CESSPOOL. ( Figure 55 ) shows a very clever construction of cesspool, which is less liable 
to become stopped up and will last a much longer time than any other arrangement which 
could possibly be devised. The greatest objection to a cesspool is its liabilitv to clog 
and become water-tight. This usually takes place in a very short time in compact soils 
or in fine sand. The bottom soon becomes choked with sediment and grease and the 
water line rises until the cesspool becomes entirely filled up. Then the only remedy is 
to build a new one. By using the arrangement shown in this illustration, however, these 
objections are done away with. The aim of the design is to arrest the sediment and 
scum and bring comparatively clear liquid in contact with the absorbing surfaces, there 
by prolonging the life and usefulness of the cesspool indefinitely. A careful study of the 
conditions existing in the cesspool led to this design. It has been found that there are 
three distinct layers in every cesspool: First, the sediment layer at the bottom; secor.d 
the clear liquid; 'on top of this the grease and scum, as shown in this illustration. It will 

be very clearly seen that by using a trap arrange- 
ment with the end outlet below the clear liquid 
line the grease and scum will be entirely prevented 
from getting up into the outside of the cesspool 
where the water is allowed to soak away. 

There is of course a constant chemical decom- 
position going on in every cesspool, and this scum 
gradually decomposes and turns to clear liquid, 
passing away in the usual manner. 

The main idea in his construction is that this 
grease and scum does not get to the outside of the 
cesspool until it is decomposed, so that it cannot 
choke up the openings and prevent the water from 
soaking away. 

A cesspool of this kind will last several years 
without cleaning and if the sediment is cleaned 
out from time to time it can be kept in seviceable 
condition for many years. 

The cesspool, together with the air pressure 
water supply systems and other special conven- 
iences which are to be had in these days, makes 
it possible for one to enjoy all the comforts of 
a city home in a country residence. You do not 
need to live in a city nowadays to have all these 

As to the actual connection with this cesspool, 
this of course consists simply in carrying the waste 

r &aa gwi araond top o* cabbim- 

Cobble Stones 

Fig. 55. 

water from the building and connecting it in as shown in the illustration. The pipe marked "Inlet" 
represents the pipe leading from the building. You will also note that there is a clean-out hole provided 
in the top of this cesspool, with an iron cover which can be removed at any time andjhe cesspool care- 
fully cleaned out, 

SEWERAGE SYSTEMS IN CITY DWELLINGS. The usual arrangement of carrying the wastewater 
from dwelling houses in lar(?e cities is to carry all of the water from the sinks separatelv into a cesspool or 
"catch basin," as it is usually called, in the rear of the premises and then piping the water out of this catch 

basin into the sewer in the street outside of the build- 

The city ordinances always compel separating 
the sink water from the other water in the building in 
order that the grease, etc., may be trapped before 
it goes to the main sewer. 

The purpose of the catch basin is to catch this 
grease and prevent it from getting out into the main 
sewer in the street and stopping it up. 

C Figure 56) shows a diagram of how the connections 
are always made to a city building. 

The main soil pipe from the bath room fixtures, 
closet, etc., is never connected into the catch basin; 
this is connected directly into the line of pipe which 
connects with the main sewer in the street, as shown 
in the above diagram. 

This diagram shows clearly the direction of the 
pipes in making all of these connections, showing the 
proper pitch, etc. 

The above brief description of the various methods 
of disposing of the waste water covers practically all 
there is to this part of the system in an average 
dwelling house. 

nn*«iw m 

Write us for suggestions. 
We are always ready to 
help you. 


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These connections are usually made under 
ground with ordinary glazed sewer title. 

We never use cast iron soil pipe to make these 
connections unless explicitly specified. 

In figuring our plumbing jobs we only figure the 
soil pipe to the ground line. 

From this point on we assume you can use ordi- 
nary glazed sewer tile to make the connection with 
the sewer or cesspool. It is always good policy to 
use "Y" branches in making these connections so 
as to give the water a gradual turn. 

Straight turns are to be avoided in making 
waste pipe connections of this kind. 

Sewer tile is much cheaper than soil pipe and 
answers the purpose just as well, especially when 
freight is an item. 

Sewer tile can usually be secured in all parts of 
the country and the cost is universally, very low. 

It does not pay to ship this sewer tile from Chi- 
cago for the simple reason that the freight to any 
reasonable distance would amount to much more 
than the actual value of the pipe itself. 

Connection to this sewer tile is always made with 
I the standard grade of Portland cement. 

To connect soil pipe with the sewer tile simply 
place the end of the soil pipe down into the elbow 
for whatever fitting is used and carefully cement it 
all around. 

This will make a good, tight joint and is all that is necessary. If the sewer tile is very much larger 
than the soil pipe it may be necessary to use some sort of filling or something of that nature to support the 
cement. In this case it will be well to wrap the end of the pipe around carefully with oakum before 
putting on the cement, so as to fill out the vacant space. (Figure 57) shows how a connection of this 
kind should be property made. 





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HE ELEVATED TANK SYSTEM. This consists simply in using some sort of a storage 
tank located at a proper elevation to store the water, and having a line of piping con- 
nected with tliis tank and a suitable pump for pumping the water up into same. There 
are many different methods used, some having the tank located on a large steel tower 
out of doors and others right in the building, in the attic at some convenient point. We 
have a full supply of galvanized attic Storage Tanks fully illustrated and described in 
our catalog. There are two general forms — one, the round tank, and the other, the oblong 
tank with round ends. If a large tank is to be used this latter is the most desirable 
for the simple reason that it takes in more rafters in the attic and does not produce such 
a great strain on the partition walls of the building. For the small tank the round tank 
is probably the most desirable. These tanks which we quote are heavily galvanized and 
made out of good, strong material and substantially made in every way. They will 
last for many years. 

This is a very simple method of supplying water, and furthermore, it is very inexpensive, that is, 
in first cost. Simply place a suitable pump in your basement with a proper suction pipe connection with 
your well or cistern and carry a line of pipe from the pump to the tank, about 1-inch in size and place 
a check valve on this line close to the pump, and also a globe valve. When you want to fill the tank 
simply start the pump going and by having a small £-inch pipe connecting near the top of the tank and 
brought down to the point where you are pumping you can tell when the tank is full by the water coming 
out of this spout. 

(Figure 58) shows a complete House Plumbing Outfit with all the 
connections illustrated, using one ot these storage tank systems of 
water supply. 

We do not furnish these galvanized tanks 
with any connections or openings of any 
kind in them; they are shipped intact. 

When you get the tank simply take a 
pointed tool of some kind and punch a 
hole through it wherever you want the 
opening; then file the sides of this hole 
until it is large enough to receive a solder 
nipple of the size pipe that you will need. 
Now solder on the solder nipple very 
carefully, as has already been explained in 
the previous part of this book. 

You can also solder on a J-inch solder 
nipple to connect the *-inch over-flow pipe. 
When the tank is located in the attic of 
the building connections to the various fix- 
tures can be taken right out of the main 
standpipe which leads from the pump to 
the tank, so that a separate connection 
with the tank to these fixtures is not neces- 

The water will flow right back out of this 
pipe and supply the fixtures. 

The cold water supply to the range boiler 
is also connected out of this pipe in the 
usual manner. 

This method of water 
supply is the most simple 
and inexpensive system 
that could be possibly 
£liai>, Tne only disadvantage 
oAnoM-it has, is that it keeps a 
very heavy weight con- 
stantly resting on the 
rafters In the attic and 
this is especially undesir- 
able if the building is 
not very strongly con- 
of stack showirxj how structed with heavy raf- 
waste from laundry ters, etc. 
tubs 15 run into it with Of course this objec- 
q *5*e»l and Yjoint H° n can be somewhat 
* overcome by using a long 

round end tank which 
will take in many rafters and the weight 
will not be concentrated so much. 

The other disadvantages of this system 
are, that the water gets very warm in the 
summer time and also it is liable to freeze 
in the winter time. 

This objection can also be overcome by 
inserting a steam or hot water coil down 
in the tank and connecting same with the 
steam or hot water heating system in the 
building. If you have not a steam or hot 
water plant, of course it would not be pos- 
sible to do this. 

Sectional Detail 

Fig : 58. 


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It requires a little careful figuring so as not to get the coil too large so that it would heat the water to 
too high a temperature for proper use. The idea is to just keep the water from freezing. This coil can 
be controlled with a valve and in the mild weather it does not need to be left in operation. 

Other difficulties in connection with a system of this kind is that the tank being so very large, that 
is, in most cases, you would not be able to get it in the attic without tearing out a wall or something of 
that kind and also the fact that a good strong forcible pressure cannot be secured. This has to be over- 
come by using a size larger pipe to supply the various fixtures in the building. 

All of these various objections are over-come by using an Air Pressure Water Supply System. 

Diagram View Gasoline Engine Driven Outfit. 

AIR PRESSURE SYSTEA1. This is the latest and most modern development of supplying water 
to country homes that is known to engineering science at the present time. It is only recently that this 
method of supplying water has become so popular. A few years ago, the great benefits and conveniences 
of a system of this kind were never fully realized. However, the advantages are becoming widely known 
now and the number of these air pressure systems that are being installed is increasing very rapidly. 

As far as the practibility of this system is concerned and the general efficiency, etc., nothing better 
could be wished for. The principle, is of course, pumping the water into the tank against the pressure 
of the air and then supplying an additional amount of air under pressure, to raise the pressure 
to the proper point. The air being elastic, will of course expand and force the water out 
of the tank at the least opportunity. By connecting a line of piping with this tank, which is usually 
taken out of the bottom of the tank and carrying it around to the various fixtures in your building, it 
will be readily seen that the pressure of the air at the top of the tank will be great enough to force the 
water throughout the building to any point desired. 

Fig. 59. AP 21 Outfit Air Pressure. 

The great advantage of a system of this kind, is that you can raise the pressure to any point you 
desire wit lii u 100 lbs. The tanks which we furnish with our outfits are very heavy, strong and sub- 
stantially made in every way, the horizontal seams being double riveted, so that you can get the pres- 
sure up to this point without any trouble whatever. All of these tanks are absolutely air tight and perfect 
in every way. ^ 

We furnish a complete detailed blue-print with each outfit we sell, showing just how all the connections 
are made and a fourteen-year-old boy could easily set up one of these outfits. We give herewith a detailed 
cut showing the relative position of all the various fixtures and the pumps. 

We furnish our No. A. P.-l outfit with a separate hand air force pump. This is the most desirable 
arrangement, as it simplifies matters very much. It is a more modern method of supplying air to the 
tank, owing to the fact that you can control it exactly as you require the air. However, we have 
* ou S o, y experience and practical experience that the combination pump which we furnish with our No. 
A. P.-21 outfit, can be absolutely relied upon to work properly and give satisfaction. This is a much 

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After the outfit is installed, of course it is a very simple matter to connect the proper size pipe to all 
the various fixtures in the usual manner. Use f pipe to start out from the tank and branch off to supply 
the range boiler, kitchen sink and all the various bathroom fixtures for cold water with ¥ pipe. As 
before stated, the connections to all the lavatories and the closet tank are made with I" reducing elbows. 
Connect the h" supply pipe direct to the point where the turn is made on each to supply the fixture. Then 
put on a 4 x |" reducing elbow and you can connect with the f" pipe on the fixtures. The bath tub supply 
pipes are always furnished i" in size. The kitchen sink should also be connected with \" supply pipe. 
When an air pressure system is used if you have an elevated storage tank system, it is 
good policy to connect f" pipe to supply the kitchen sink, owing to the fact that the pressure in 
these elevated storage tanks does not get to a very high point and if you want a good forcible 
supply of water, it is better to have this larger sized pipe. 

The one very important point in connection with these air pressure systems when 
setting them up, is that every joint must be absolutely air tight and the joints in particular 
that will give you trouble are the joints above the water "line in the tank. 

That is, in connecting the water gauge. This top gauge can be screwed into the tank 

and should be especially well coated 






FIQ 60. 

with a good thick red lead, both the 
gauge cocks and the inside thread in 
the tank. 

Then screw it in very tightly so that 
it will be absolutely air tight. 

Air is very hard to keep confined, 
owing to the fact that it can get 
through the smallest kind of an open- 
ing, and if these connections leak, you 
will have to do very considerable more 
pumping than you would, if you had 
good tight joints. 

Also, see that the gauge glass is well 
packed at the point where the bends 
are and the stuffing box connecting 
with it, in connecting up your outfit. 


If you wilt see that these joints are all made up good and tight, you will be surprised at the re- 
sults you will get when your outfit is in use.. 

A complete instruction card is sent with eache outfit so that we hardly think it requires any further 
comment in these pages. 

THE CITY SUPPLY SYSTEM. This hardly raquires any explanation. It is a simple matter in con- 
necting the ' 
it to the poin 
with the proper u* u 

the fixtures or anything of that kind, or in the winter time. In hard freezing weather it is good policy 
to have the stop and waste cock readv in the ground, should the pipe burst, so that you can shut the 
water off and let the water drain out of the top and prevent freezing. 

We have already explained the principle of tins stop and waste cock so that it does not require any 
further explanation at this point. 

We always prepare detailed plans for each case so that you will know how to run the pipes, etc., that 
we ship with your order. It is simply a matter of cutting the pipe to the proper length and screwing 

;1TY SUPPLY SYSTEM. This hardly raquires any explanation, it is a simple matter in con- 
i water supply pipe in all your water m ins wherever it is located, in about |* pipe, and carry 
oint in vour building where vou wish touse it, Put on the stop and waste cock at- this point 
roper shut off rod so that you can always shut the water off in case you wish to dis-eonnect 

it together. 

THE ARTESIAN WELL. In many parts of the country the water can be taken direct from the 
ground under very high pressure by drilling down to very deep points and inserting a pipe and then carrying 
the water, piped from this main to the building. A pressure as high as 150 lbs. can sometimes be secured 
from these wells. 

If you are located in any part of the county where 
these wells can be taken advantage of, you of course 
will not need any pressure system of any kind what- 

Simply connect with the pipe from the well and 
pipe the water through the building. discharge! 

It is good policy to have a safety valve 1 set at 

some pressure, probably at about 50 lbs., on this line 

' of piping and then when you are not using the water 

and you have no faucet turned on, the well can flow 


By this arrangement, you 
This pipe leads to will always be sure of 50 lbs.| 
paucetsim eoiLoirui. pressure and there will be nol 
danger of bursting the pipes. ~ 




Pig. 6i. 

C Figure 60 ) shows a diagram view 
of one of these systems properly 
located with the safety valve and 
how the pipes are connected to sup- 
ply the house, etc., in connection 
with the well. ' 

If the well does not. develop 
enough pressure to supply water to 
all parts of your building, we would 
advise that you use an air pressure 
system and connect the pipe with 
the pump in the usual' manner. 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 


GASOLINE ENGINE. The great advantages derived from using a 
small engine to pump the water in connection with one of these air 
pressure outfits can never be fully appreciated until it is once tried. 

All you have to do is give the engine one turn and get it started 
and let U run for five or ten minutes, depending on how large your 
tank is and then shut off the sparker and you have enough water to 
last you for two or three days. 

There is absolutely no manual labor required or no exertion on 
your part. 

A very nice little pumping engine can be secured for a price of not 
oV er S60.00. 

An investment of tills kind is certainly well worth while. 

The amount of gasoline used is really so small that it need not be 

Ten cents a week will pay for all the gasoline your will need to run 
the engine. 

We furnish complete instructions showing how to make all the 
connections, etc., and an instruction card is sent with each of our en- 
gines so that you will understand fully just how to set it up, etc., and to 
properly operate it. 

A very short experience in 

running the engine will get you = — 

fully familiar with all the details A1R PRES 5URE 
. an d when you have an outfit of A,H 
[his kind, you can be assured 
that you have all the conven- 
iences of a city home. 

WATER LIFT. C Figure 61) 
shows one of our Perfection 

Water Lifts. ~* f Hjr^ *-pipe to euevated tank 

This is an automatic pump P,PE TO PRE ^?>£wJ t\ » p ,p co 

which pumps water automatic- iw*« -m j rii*. tod. 

ally, operating by city water P,PE FROM pump- 

pressure. Of course it makes no difference where the water pressure is secured, or whether it is city 

pressure or any other kind of pressure. It will pump cistern water or any other water if you desire. 

Ibis water lift is only used in connection with the city supply system which supplies hard water. 
There are many cities which supply water to buildings which is too hard to be used for washing and in cases 
of this kind the solution of the problem is to install one of these water lifts in the basement or at the kitchen 
sink or any convenient point and connect the city water pipe into the power cylinder on the water lift 
an d connect the discharge outlet from the power cylinder with the waste pipe. You can connect this 
discharge outlet with any waste pipe in the building. The water in the main soil pipe stack, if convenient. 

The other cylinder on this water lift is called the pumping cylinder. This cylinder is usually of smaller 
diameter than the power cylinder and there are two openings on this also. One is for the suction pipe 
a nd should be connected with your cistern where you can get the soft water and then connect the discharge 
.piP e to vour kitchen sink or range boiler or your bathroom fixtures, etc. Just as soon as you open a faucet 
n this line of piping, leading from the pumping cylinder, it releases the pressure and the water lift imme- 
diately starts to pump, owing to the high pressure in the power cylinder. This water lift is automatic in its 
action and as long as you keep this faucet on the line of pipe leading from the pumping cylinder open, 
the pump will keep on working. As soon as you turn this faucet off, the pump stops automatically. 

There is no necessity of having an intermediate storage tank or anything of that kind in connection 
with one of these pumps. ( Figure 61) a shows a complete diagram view of one of these water lifts with all 
the proper connections indicated. The conditions under which your water is supplied to you in your 
building will determine as to whether you need one of these lifts or not. If the water in your building is 
too hard, to give satisfactory results in washing, etc., you will of course need one of these lifts. 

We furnish complete instructions showing how to make all the connections, etc., with any of these 

water lifts which we sell. We have made it our business to secure one of the best and highest grade water 

hfts on the market, and our price on this lift in different sizes is S35.00. Our largest size lift is 840.00. 

' This larger size lift is only used to supply exceptionally large buildings, such as hotels, etc. For the average 

residences, any of our smaller sizes will be large enough. 

THE COMBINATION SYSTEM. This consists in connecting the elevated tank with the air pressure 
tank in such a manner that the pump will keep the air pressure tank constantly supplied with water at 
the proper pressure. As soon as this pressure gets to a higher point than that desired, the water starts 
to H° w to the elevated tank. This system, is of course, never used on small supply systems, such as a . 
sn iall supply system for a building or anything of that kind. Where it is commonly used is on a very 
large farm where the elevated tank has already been installed at some previous time for watering stock, 
etc, and the air pressure tank is used to supply the requirements of the building. It is usually used in 
connection with a windmill pumping outfit. The windmill pump is usually kept going at all times, the 
tank keeping automatically filled at the right pressure. ( Figure 62) shows a diagram view of the tanks 
w jth a connection of tins kind. 

By referring to this diagram, it will be seen that as soon as the pressure in the air pressure tank exceeds 
the point at which the safety valve "A" is set at, the water will start to flow along through the pipe to 
"B" to the elevated tank and continue to fill this tank. As soon as the faucet is opened in the building, 
and the pressure in the air pressure tank starts to decrease, the safety valve will close up and the air pressure 
tank will be automatically again set until the pressure gets back to the point at which the valve is set. 

If you already have a large elevated tank out-of-doors not elevated to sufficient height to supply 

your requirements in your dwelling house, it will be a good idea to have a small air pressure system installed 

Jn the basement of your building to supply water to any height desired in your fixtures, as outlined in 

this sketch, and you will have a plentiful supply of water at all times. This arrangement is absolutely 

■ automatic and it requires no attention whatever. 

We can furnish you everything for your build- 
ing from the foundation line up. Write us 
at once— to-day for our Catalog. Don't wait. 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Ikon Sts., Chicago, 


^ELECTING AN OUTFIT. We are always very glad to give our customers every possible 
assistance and advice in selecting their fixtures for their building. There is one point 
which has to be determined and that is whether you want strictly first-class fixtures all 
the way through. Our standard complete sets, such as our No. 3i bathroom outfit, 
etc., are all strictly "A" grade fixtures, except where otherwise mentioned. For instance, 
6ur No. 2 bathroom outfit which states that the bath tub is class "B," and unless 
otherwise mentioned, these outfits are all furnished in "A" grade material. They are 
guaranteed up to representation in every way. If you wish to figure close on your job, 
however, and want to get as reasonable an outfit as you possibly can and would have no 
objection to having fixtures slightly damaged in the enamel, we want to advise you at 
this point that we always have on hand a constantly cbanging stock of these "B" grade 
fixtures of every description: bath tubs, closets, lavatories, sinks, etc., all of which 
are absolutely brand new fixtures which have been slightlv chipped or something of 
that nature in shipping. For instance, the bath tub may have a slight chip out of the enamel. We 
can make very attractive figures on these bath tubs and other fixtures, and as our stock is always chang- 
ing, some times we have a large quantity of 5-foot bath tubs in this condition; sometimes we have a 
large quantity of sinks, etc.. it is necessary to get in touch with the actual conditions. 

The best way to do this is to make a selection from our catalogue and give us an idea what your 
tastes are and what fixtures you actually need, and send us in a rough sketch of your kitchen and bath- 
room, showing how you would like to have the fixtures located. You might make this a floor plan 
of the entire floors so that we can see the relative position of the bathroom and kitchen in your build- 
ing. Then mark where you would like to have the fixtures placed and let us know if you would con- 
sider using "B" grade fixtures at any point, and we will go through our entire stock and see the best 
bargains we have to offer you, and we will make you a complete quotation by return mail. 

By following this scheme, you will be able to get some exceptional bargains in your fixtures, and 
you will be really surprised at the price we can make you. • 

As to the piping and roughing in material, this is always furnished brand new. We do not have 
any second hand soil pipe or galvanized iron pipe that we could use to pipe any plumbing systems, and 
we always furnish our customers with brand new material to rough in the job. The greatest saving is 
always made on the fixtures themselves. We do not mean by this that our prices are not right on the 
piping, etc. We are always far below the market prices on all of tins roughing in material and our cus- 
tomers are fully benefited by the low prices which we offer. 

In asking for quotations, let us know if you wish us to make vou a quotation, freight prepaid to your 
station, or F. O. B. cars, Chicago, and be sure to let us know what stvle fixtures you would like to have 
mentioned in the catalogue numbers. 

DO YOU WANT TO FIGURE CLOSE ON YOUR JOB? There are many ways of getting around 
connections, etc., so as to cut down the cost of the plumbing system and get just as good results in every 
way. As has been intimated already in these pages, there is more money wasted in surplus piping and 

useless connections, etc., in plumbing systems thut would 
make many large fortunes. Figure 63 shows a simple 
arrangement for connecting a bathroom outfit and kitchen 
sink on the first floor. It will give just as good results in 
^vcnt pipe flu* out rwH every way. That is, if you are not compelled by city ordi- 

/ wAiuuNDEftEAvEsocMouse nances, etc., to extend tbis 4" soil pipe stack the entire 

height of the building. You will see that it is much more 
simple and does away entirely of going through the roof with the main soil 
pipe stack and is just as sanitary a system in every way. The purpose of this 
vent pipe, is to supply air to the traps so as to break the syphon action. Also 
to relieve the pressure of any sewer gases that might develop. This 1J* vent 
pipe is plenty large to do this, and is much easier installed and costs less money. 
If you "wish to install your system in this way, we can make you a lower 
figure than using a 4" soil pipe stack clear to the roof. 

If the closet is located on the second floor, however, it is necessary to have 




*r - son-pi D E- 


the 4" soil pipe stack go to the point where the closet connection is made. 
From tliis point on you can continue this 11" extension pipe to the roof. This 
will give you just as good results if you wish to get away from having to cut 
through the roof at all. 

The plan shown in Figure 63 is sometimes used That is, simply running, 
this vent pipe out through the wall of the building instead of out through the 
roof. Also, if the chimney stack is handy at the point where the connections 
are made, this pipe is sometimes connected with this chimney. Any of 
these methods of venting will give good satisfaction. 

If you are placing an "S" trap on your sink or on the 
lavatory, it is certainly good policy to vent carefully all 
these fixtures, as illustrated in Figure 63. In connecting up 
this vent pipe, in a plumbing system, always remember that 
is it necessary to connect this vent pipe above the highest 
fixtures on \he top for reasons that can be very easily ap- 
preciated, by giving this matter a little study. 

important point in regard to getting off as easy as you can 
from the economical stand point on your plumbing system, is to figure up 
your own system entirely. You being right there on the ground and in your 
own building can measure up exactly the amount of piping that you require 
much better than we can. We have fully explained all the general pointers in 
connection to the fixtures, etc., and if you will give these a little careful study, 
we do not think you will have any ^trouble in making up your owi 
fixtures i 

ial We have explained all the various fittings, and how all the various 
>s are connected, etc., and by following this scheme, you would get 
it you require. Without any question, whatever, if we figured your job, we 

regard to a heating plant. 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., \V. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago 


When you count up your own bill of material, this does away with the necessity of our having to 
make you up working drawings, etc., as you understand very clearly how all the connections are to be 
made. We are therefore very willing to give our customers the benefit of this expense. We usually 
allow our customers a discount of $5.00 on any order placed with us for an itemized bill of fittings, roughing 
in material, fixtures, etc., to complete an ordinary job, where it is not necessary for us to make up working 
drawings. You will therefore see by figuring in this way you will save anywhere from 810.00 to $15.00 on 
your system over what our actual prices really figure in various cases. It is therefore not hard to appre- 
ciate how it is possible for you to save anywhere from $150.00 to S200.00 on an average job of this kind 
over you plumber's prices. 

We have explained fully how to use all the various tools, and any man with average intelligence: 
certainly should have no trouble whatever in getting the entire system installed without any trouble. 

Furthermore, there are many special advantages secured by making up your own bill of material 
and devising your own system, in this way. In the first place, an itemized bill of this kind all made up 
can be filled much more promptly than if we had to go to work and make up your working drawings and 
line up your entire system for you. This work, you understand, takes time and it causes a delay on the 
order of at least three or four davs to get the system properly figured up. When we have the drawings 
all made up, then we count up the bill of material and the order is sent through, ready to be made up. It 
should not take over two or three days to be loaded on cars and ready for immediate shipment, unless we 
happen to be out of one or two items, which sometimes happens. 

WE LOAN YOU TOOLS. We loan our customers all the necessary tools for cutting and threading 
all the pipe on any plumbing job; also all the necessary calking chisels, etc., and the plumbers' blast 
furnace, provided the order amounts to over $100.00. We add these tools to your order and when you 
are through using them you can return them to us and we will refund you the money charged you for 
them, less the return freight charges, provided they are not seriously damaged or broken, beyond a due 
allowance for ordinary wear. 

The foregoing instructions with reference to the use of the various tools in connection with the various 
connections and general instructions as brought out in these pages, cover practically all there is to the 
average plumbing system for an ordinary residence, and if these are carefully studied, we do hot think 
that any one with average intelligence will experience any difficulty in connecting up a complete 
plumbing system in a building of this kind. Any special information that is desired will always be care- 
fully furnished by us concerning anv particular point in connection with an outfit which has been pur- 
chased, and the entire service and advice of our plumbing experts is always at the disposal of our customers. 


118 Chicago Souse Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 



THE BATH TUB. — Cast iron, 3-inch roll rim, white porcelain enameled. The tub is 5 feet in length. 
White porcelain enamel is on the inside and over the roll rim. It is a graceful and comfortable tub, and 
is fitted with nickel plated double combination Fuller bath cock for hot and cold water, nickel plated 
supply pipes, nickel plated connected waste and overflow, with chain and rubber stopper. 

The feet are of artistic design. 

THE CLOSET is of the latest improved Syphon Jet pattern, made, of absolutely non-absorbent vitreous 
china. The Syphon Jet Bowl is the most perfect type closet bowl on the market, holding a very deep 
water seal, making absolute security against sewer gas. The seat and cover attach directly to the bowl 
with nickel plated post hinges. The tank is of polished oak and lined with heavy copper; it has the best 
flushing device and nickel plated push button action. 

The tank is arranged with a refilling arrangement, so that even though the bowl svphonsout and 
should lose its water seal in flushing, when the tank is refilled a portion of water will overflow and fill up 
the bowl to the full level of the water seal again. 

The tank has a nickel plated supply pipe with floor flanges and nickel plated 2-inch flush connection, 
closet floor screws and tank fastener. 

THE LAVATORY consists of a cast iron countersunk lavatory with back and basin cast in one piece, 
and all heavily enameled with white porcelain. The basin is oval, 11x15 in size, with patent overflow. 
The lavatory has brackets, nickel plated air chamber supply pipes and nickel plated Fuller basin cocks 
and a nickel plated "S" trap with a waste to the floor, nickel plated floor flanges, nickel plated chain and 
rubber stopper. 

NOTE. — "We will furnish the lavatory supply pipes and trap to the wall when so specified without 
additional charge. 

Price of the above combination, complete, as described, all guaranteed brand new $50.00 

You will also note on the illustrations various nickel plated trimmings which we quote as follows: 

Nickel plated Toilet Paper Holder, for holding paper on rolls ..-. $0.75 

Hard finish Oak Seat with nickel plated adjustable clamps, rubber bound for hanging over edge of 
bath tub $1,00 

A handsome nickel plated brass Soap Cup, for hanging over the rim of the tub $1.00 

Nickel plated Brass Towel Bar for bath tub, A-inch diameter, 30 inches long, with 2 nickel plated 

brass posts holding same 3 inches from the wall $1.00 

A second nickel plated brass Bar, 24 inches long, like the above, for the lavatory $0.90 

Special price for the above extra nickel plated trimmings $4.00* 

Making the complete outfit as shown in the illustration and as listed above $54.00 

If a 4 or 4 J-foot tub is wanted, deduct SI. 50; if a5i-foot tub is wanted, add Si. 50; if a 6-foot tub is 
wanted, add S3 <H>. 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago 119 


PRICE $25.00 

THE BATH TUB. Modern and graceful in shape, made of heavy steel, white enameled on the 
inside and painted on the outside, and is finished with a polished hardwood rim with decorated cast iron 
legs. Length of tub is 5 feet. 

The fittings consist of the following: 

Nickel-plated, connected waste and overflow nickel-plated, double compression bath cock with tail 
pieces for iron or lead pipe ( in ordering specify which ) ; chain and rubber stopper. 

THE LAVATORY. One piece, cast iron, roll rim, white porcelain enameled lavatory, nicely finished 
on the outside. It is for straight wall, and is all cast in one piece. It is absolutely sanitary. It is fitted 
with two nickel-plated compression basin cocks, nickel-plated "S" trap with waste to the floor, nickel- 
plated chain and rubber stopper; floor flanges and fancy brackets. 

THE CLOSET is a sanitary Vitreous bowl, complete with a polished hardwood oak seat and copper 
lined oak tank, fitted with ball cock, syphon, chain, pull, etc. with nickel-plated flush pipe. 

QUALITY The material of this outfit is all new. The bath tub is strictly perfect. Every fitting 
used on this outfit is perfect. 

The closet bowl and lavatory slab are Class "B," but the defects are so slight that they will not im- 
pair the usefulness or appearance to any extent. 

Price for this outfit $25.00 

NOTE. We will furnish this bath tub in 4^ foot length at a deduction of 35 cents. 

If 5£ foot tub is wanted, add $0.60 

If foot tub is wanted, add. 1 .60 

Will furnish nickel-plated supply pipes for this bath tub at an additional price of 1.50 

The Lavatory we will furnish with trap to wall instead of to floor at the same price. 

We will furnish nickel plated supply pipes for lavatory at an additional price of , I.5Q 

This is a Good Outfit at a Low Price. 

120 Chicago House Wrecking Co, W. 35th and ikon Sts., Chicago. 

Combination No. 3, $55.22 


Combination No. 3. 

THE, BATH TUR.- Cast iron, white porcelain enameled, with heavy 3-inch roll rim. Tub is 5 fee* 
in length, 30 inches in width, graceful in shape. A very comfortable tub. It is fitted with a double nickel 
plated combination bath cock for hot and cold water, nickel plated supply pipes, standing "Roman" waste, 
nickel plated, with latest appliances. The feet are artistic in design. 

THE CLOSET consists of a latest improved syphon wash-down bowl, made of vitreous porcelalt* 
ware.' It has seat and cover attached directly to the bowl, with nickel plated clamps and fittings. The tank 
is of the low-down pattern, round-cornered, copper lined, with best grade ball cock and improved push- 
button action flushing device, with nickel plated supply pipe and flush connection, with floor flange and 
rubber gasket. 

THE LAVATORY is a countersunk, genuine Italian marble, with a solid porcelain 14x17 oval basin, 
with nickel plated brass rope pattern brackets, N. P. Fuller basin cocks, N. P. brass supply pipes with air 
chambers, N, P. brass trap {both trap and supply pipes to the wall), N, P. chain and rubber stopper, com- 
plete with clamps, screws end nickel plated flanges. 
Price for the above complete, as described, all guaranteed to be brand new $55.00 

You will also note in this illustration various trimmings that we are showing with this outfit, 

which we quote as follows : 

Nickel plated Toilet Paper Holder for holding paper on rolls. Price .75 

Hard finish Oak Seat with nickel plated adjustable clamps, rubber bound, for banging over edge of 

bath tub. Price...; 1. 00 

A handsome nickel plated brass Soap Cup, for hanging over the rim of the tub. Price 1. 00 

Nickel plated brass Towel Bar for bath tub, V% inch diameter, 30 inches long, with two nickel plated 

brass posts, holding same 3 inches from the wall. Price 1.00 

A second nickel plated brass Bar. 21 inches long, like the above, for the lavatory. Price .90 

Plate Glass Shelf, 24x5 inches, with nickel plated brass brackets. Price 4 .00 

Total $63.69 

Our Special Price for Everything Listed, $62.00 

If 4 or 4V4 foot tub is wanted, deduct g 1.90 

If b% foot tub is wanted, add , 1.50 

If 6 foot tub is wanted, add ,y , !.,,,...,.",...',.', 3,00 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 


Reliable Circulating Gas Water Heaters. 


Our Reliable Gas Circulating Water Heater and Gasoline Heater we 
consider the best on the market. We do not claim that they are the 
cheapest but that they are absolutely the best. Thev can be connected tu 
any kitchen range boiler as shown in the cuts on tin's page without inter- 
fering with the present kichen range or furnace connections. The floor space 
they ocupy is only eight inches in diameter. They are available for heating 
water instantly day or night and the advantage of this kind of heater Is that 
it puts the hot water right in your circulating pipe and the water is avail- 
able in the bath tub lavatory, on the kitchen sink or in the laundry tubs. 

lhe cost of operation is very slight. Ihe heaters are made with alter- 
nating solid sections and rings as you will note in the sectional view, so 
arranged that water constantly flows from the circumference to the 
center, from the center to the circumference, and back to the center 
again, as it works its way from the bottom to the top of the heater. 

The No. 9 and No. 10 have polished steel casings. The No. 7 and 
No. 8 have cast iron casings. These casings are so arranged that nearly 
all heat is kept in the heater. The cast iron has no particular advantage 
for heating qualities but is. perhaps, a little more endurable. 

The. burner is a very powerful heat producer. It has a removable 
loose cone so that it can be easily and thoroughly cleaned. It is also 
fitted with an adjustable valve enabling the simple regulation of burner 
for anv pressure of gas. . _. 

We furnish these for either natural or manufactured gas. The casing 
around the coil is removable so that it is a very easy matter to clean the 
coll thoroughly. 

Reliable Gas Circulating 
Water Heaters. 


Water Heater with Polished Steel Casings. 

Natural Height of Diameter 

Gas Heater Casing Price 

No.10 22 1=2 in. 8 in. $10.00 


No. 09 

Water Heater with Cast Iron Casings. 



Height of 




No. 07 

No. 08 

20 1-2 in. 


7 1=2 



Reliable Circulating 
Water Heaters 

These heaters are made exactly like 
the gas heaters except that they are 
equipped with a tank for gascline and 
arranged with the best known type of 
gasoline vaper burner. A test with a 30 
gallon boiler filled with water at 50 degrees, 
gave the following results. 

12 minutes raised to 164 degrees. 

30 " " " 184 

45 " " " 200 

60 " " " 218 

The gasoline heaters are made with the 
polished steel casings only. 
Height of Diameter 

Heater of Steel 

Casing Price 

No. 5. 23 in. "£ in. $18.75 

These heaters are not to be confused 
with the nickel plated instantaneous heaters 
which produce boiling hot water as fast as 
it flows through the heater. 

Air Pressure Water Supply Systems For Country Homes, 

122 Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago 





Hot Water always ready just when you want it. 

Heats enough water for bath in 10 minutes. 

No further expense attached to this outfit, simply set in place, fill the heater with water and it 
is ready for use. No Plumbing whatever. 

No Range Boikr, stove connection or expensive piping system necessary. 

Burns Gas, Gasoline or Oil. Portable, light and easily handled. 

Just the Outfit for anyone not wishing to go to undue expense to fit up a Bath Room. 

The Waste Water can be very easily arranged to run out of doors with a hose connection. 

Suitable for the Handsomest Mansion or the Humblest Cottage. 

The Tub is made of 24 Gauge Galvanized Steel, enameled white on the inside and blue outside. 
Relieved in gold and fully guaranteed. 

We also furnish the Tub in White Metal Lining, Nickel Plated. 

All Outfits supplied with 5£ foot Tub, unless otherwise specified. 

Our Water Heater No. 10 as shown above is made of 24 gauge galvanized steel with copper coil 
and heat flue arranged at bottom of heater. 

The capacity of Heater is about 14 gallons. 

We also furnish Heater No. 11, same dimensions as No. 10 with white metal, nickel plated 
jacket, on outside. Prices within reach of all. 


Price with 6J Foot Steel Enameled 
Bath Tub, with No. 10 Galvan- 
ized Steel Heater 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., Chicago, 111. 

Price with 5i Foot Nickel Plated 
Bath Tub, with No. 11 Nickel 

Plated Heater 

Bainbridge Ohio. 


Gentlemen; — We want to write you that we are more than pleased with Combination No. 5, we 
have the most beautiful home in this vicinity everything came true to your guarantee. 

Mrs. J. R. Head, Bainbridge, Ohio. 



Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 123 

Enameled Iron Closet Tanks! 

Something New. A Radical Departure 
From Old Ideas. 


These Tanks are made of Iron and are 
White Enameled Both Inside and Outside. 



Light, compact, easily seC up. Impossible for leaks to develop, Simplest Flushing 
Mechanism with fewest working parts of any tank on the market. Cannot get out of order. 

Presents an elegant appearance. Looks like solid porcelain. Imitation Mahogany finish 
wood cover. Without any question the best tank to be had on the market at any price. 

The seat is furnished with cover and fitted direct to bowl with Nickel Plated hinges. 

We can furnish these outfits with any kind of bowl Syphon Washdown, Syphon Jet, eta 

Note our prices. 
No. 251 A- — Syphon Jet Outfit, same as our No. oi, except xnai we substitute 

this tank. Price. 

No. 255 A. — Syphon Washdown, same as our No. 55, with this tank substi- 

tuted. Price. 

$11. 00 

Chicago House Wrecking Co., Chicago, III. Citronelle. Ala. 

Gentlemen: — I received the Bath Room Fittings a few days ago and am highly pleased with the 
character of the goods. 

The plumbing fixtures and trimmings have been entirely satisfactory to me and I will certainly 
recommend you to anyone here wishing to buy such articles from away. Yours truly, 

E, II. Herbel, Architect. 


Chicago House Wrecking Co., 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago. s 

OUTFIT, No. H. S. 60. 


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Chicago House Wrecking Co., W. 35th and Iron Sts., Chicago 125 



It is possible for you to have running 
water and all the comforts of a town or city 
home, even though you live in a village or 
on a farm. The Air Pressure Water Supply 
System is no longer an experiment. It is 
an absolute success and we furnish them 
ranging in price from $54.00 up, according 
to the size of tanks, and of course, the size 
of the tank governs the frequency with 
which you would have to pump. We des- 
cribe fully in our catalog, the operation or 
principal of the Air Pressure Water Works 
System. It is very simple, consisting of an 
air-tight steel tank, a suitable force pump, 
and suitable valves and gauges. The pump- 
ing of water into the bottom of this air- 
tight tank compresses the air that is in it 
into smaller space in the top of the tank 
and the air expanding, drives this water 
through pipe, connecting at the bottom of 
the tank to plumbing fixtures about the 
house or to whatever point this may be 
piped. The tank pumped half full of water 
makes about a 15-lb. or 18-11). pressure and 
is sufficient to deliver water to plumbing 
fixtures on the 2nd floor. 

We quote special prices on complete out- 
fits consisting of the pump, the guaranteed 
air-tight tank, the valves and gauges re- 
quired as follows: 

No. AP2I. Outfit with a tank 2 ft. in 
diameter and 6 ft long, capacity 145 
gallons $54.00 

No. AP24. Outfit with a tank 2£ ft. in 
diameter and 8 ft. long, capacity 95 
gallons $73.50 

No. AP26. Outfit, tank 3 ft. in diam- 
eter and 9 ft. long, tapped to stand on end, 
capacity 315 gallons $76.25 

The above outfits all include the hand 

[lump. We can furnish outfits with gaso- 
ine engines to do the pumping and with 
suitable power pumps or outfits can be 
operated with a wind=mill to do the pump- 
ing, and with a wind-mill pump. In fact, 
we have a very large assortment of these 
air pressure or pneumatic water supply 
systems listed in our catalog. We would 
be glad to figure the entire expense for 

an outfit, including all the necessary pipe and fittings for any of the house plans listed in this 
. If you will decide about what sized tank you want and whether hand or power pump apparatus 



My Air Pressure Water System works to perfection. 

South Barnstead, N. H„ December 5, 1907 
(Signed) J. H. PRIME. 

CHICAGO HOUSE WRECKING CO : Harrisburg, Pa., April 23, 1907. 

The Air Pressure Water Supply System that I purchased from you, works verv satisfactorily and 
I am well pleased with it. (Signed) FRED KELLER. 

CHTCAOO HOUSE WRECKING CO • Osceola. Ark., April 18, 1907. 

Ten pounds pressure furnishes an ample supply with plenty of force to the 2nd story bath room 
■ house We use hand pump entirely and it requires about half an hour's work each day to give 
vater. My system certainlv has been the most complete and perfect 
It has not given us one minute's trouble nor one cent of expense. 

(Signed) W. J. LAMB. 

of our 1— . 

us a plentiful supply of running water 

water system I have ever seen 

rnrTf irn TTOrTRF. WTJECKTNO CO ■ Mason City, la., April 18, 1907. 

0310 I am well pleasedUith the Air Pressure Water System that I toughtofyou. U works^erfectly. 

PTTTCACO HOUSE WRECKING CO : Galatia, III., April 17, 1907. 

uhioav. com { ete houge pi u ,„bing outfit No. HS50 with the Air Pressure Water System which I pur- 
chased from you in October last, is giving entire satisfaction. It w^jjjgj? c ^ arm ' UPC HURCH. 

CHICAGO HOUSE WRECKING CO.: . , Gold field, la., May 5, 1907. 

I have installed the Air Pressure Water System which you sent me and am running my pipes to 

the barns and feed yards, etc., besides supplying the water fof a large house, including bath room. 

The suppIv has not failed us once since installed last January, and we have better and more re i- 
able pressure Man we use to have from the Chicago Water Works We have used only the wind-mill 
Sump (with no alteration except the addition of a stuffing box for the pump rod) up till the presen . 
Dut^have recently installed a power pump to supply the additional summer demand. The outfit U 
a great success. tbignea) tiAL,m sullui. 


128 Chicago Hoose Vt kecking Co., W. 36th and Iron Sts., Chicago. 


Heavy four post angle steel towers. The corner posts lap outside to make 

completion and so are perfectly galvanized to withstand the rust action. The 
brace rods are round steel and are provided with tension adjustment. They are 
not to be confused with any light, cheap towers that others may be offering 
and getting more money for than we offer these extra heavy strong towers for. 
They are absolutely first class aiH will give perfect satisfaction in every way. towers are compiete with platform, guy ropes, anchor posts and' anchor 
plates. They are shipped knocked down to take a low freight rate, but are 
each carefully fitted together complete before shipment, so that there will be 
no question about their being readily put together again. These towers are 
sufficiently strong to permit a platform being built across at the 20 foot level 
to support a tank 4 feet in diam. by 4 feet high. £1C aa 

Price 30 foot tower V I D.UU 

lowers No, 904 are made entirely of 
steel. The four vertical risers are made 
of latticed columns, braced with angles. 
They are also complete with bearing 
plates. The top I beams are punched 
with holes so platform can be bolted 
into it. Price do not include platform 
and tank. 

We can make towers larger than 250 
bbl. capacity and will give you special 
quotations upon your stating your re- 


FIG. No. 904. 



20 ft 
25 ft 

Width of 

9x9 feet 
10x10 feet 

Width of 

9x9 feet 
10x10 feet 

Safe Load 

200 bbls. water 

with tank and 

250 bbls. water 

with tank and 


Painted Red 


FIC. No. 804. 




12 ft 

16 ft 

12 ft 

16 ft 

20 ft 

25 ft 

Width of 

6x6 feet 
6x6 feet 

10x10 feet 

10x10 feet 

10x10 feet 

10x10 ieet 

Width of 

9x9 feet 
9x9 feet 

13x13 feet 

13x13 feet 

14x14 feet 

15x15 feet 

Safe Load 

75 bbls. wateT with tank 

75 bbls. water with tank 

100 bbls water with tank 

and platform 
100 bbls. water 
. and platform 
100 bbls. water 

and platform 
100 bbls. water 

and platform 







Price Painted 

$100 00 












1989 lbs, 
2230 lbs. 

2470 lbs. 

2734 lbs. 

3174 lbs. 

3576 lbs. 

<rZ l l?,t ab "^f * mvei ' s a r e matle entirely of steel angles with heavy steel bearing pl ates to be set in 




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T1THY put up with the endless annoyances of old time methods when you can just 
" as well install one of these modern outfits in your home at such a reasonable cost. 

Put the air pressure tank in your basement, connect the pump up with your weli 
, and with a tank connect the air pump, and the outfit is complete. Simph/and im- 
possible for it to set out of order. The water will be kept cool in summer and you 
will never have trouble with it freezing in the winter, as is the case with an elevated 
tank system standing out doors. 

With one of these outfits you can have every modern convenience of a complete 
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place you wish to carry the piping. You can run a pipe to the outside sill of your 
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to be had in a modern city home. Ten minutes' pumping each day fulfills all average 
requirements for a:i ordinary family. 


at your command in any part of your house for instant use. Complete plans and in- 
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Why not install one of these systems at once. We will guarantee to make you a 
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Send us a complete sketch of your house at once ex- 
plaining the conditions, and if vou have a deep well to 
pump from, it will he necessary for us to figUr'e on a 
special pump for the purpose, ami let lis know where vou 
can best place the air pressure tank; how far the well is 
from the house and how many fixtures vou want to sup- 
ply water to, ete. On receipt of this information, we will 
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guarantee to save you money. 


We can fit you out complete with a gasoline driven 
outfit with the most modern and up-to-date engine and 
pumping equipment manufactured. One that will give 
you absolute satisfaction in every way, and thus do away 
entirely with the necessity of any pumping by hand 
whatever, bun ply start the engine and let it run for 
about 4 or 5 minutes; then shut it down and you will 
gave an abundant supply of water sufficient to 'last 2 or 
d nays. No manual labor whatever required. 

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with our complete instructions which we furnish" with 
each outfit you will have n o trouble whatever in getting 
it set up without a hitch. 

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